Physics and Geosciences
ASU physics students explore matter and energy concepts relevant to today’s world. With society constantly asking physical questions (i.e., How do we make vehicles run on less fuel? How do we make light bulbs last longer?), our students know that the work they do will be in high demand for many years to come.
The ASU Department of Physics and Geosciences is one of just 21 undergraduate programs – and the only one in Texas – identified as exemplary in the 2003 Strategic Programs for Innovations in Undergraduate Physics project supported by the ExxonMobil Foundation, American Association of Physics Teachers, American Institute of Physics and the American Physical Society. Read more about selecting an undergraduate physics program in this American Institute of Physics report.
Faculty in the ASU Physics and Geosciences Department teach advanced lab sequences targeted at preparing students for jobs in engineering or getting into graduate programs. The labs use state-of-the-art technology and all teaching faculty have doctorates.
Classrooms typically have one faculty member for every 20 students. Our faculty teach science by inquiry and use proven results of physics education research in the classroom.
Any student who wants to begin an undergraduate research project can contact a faculty member in the Department of Physics and Geosciences. Many students involved in undergraduate research present their work at state-level professional meetings.
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