About the Department
Course offerings in the Department of Physics reflect the needs of three categories of students: (1) those majoring in physics; (2) those majoring in another science who need a basic introduction to physics and the analytical skills it provides; and (3) those majoring in areas outside the sciences, who seek to explore the concepts of physics with a minimum of mathematics.
Laboratory work is emphasized at all levels of our program, from first-year courses through senior thesis work. Click here for the online version of our Modern Physics Laboratory Manual.
The Department of Physics also conducts weekly "tea times" during the semester so students, faculty and staff can meet in an informal setting.