What Can You Do With a Physics Degree?
- <blockquote class="quote-block--simple"> <p> “It was fascinating to be introduced to the concepts of electricity, magnetism and optics! And while I hated writing them, the lab reports for Physics II really forced me into college-level reasoning and technical writing. All of these are skills I use on a regular basis.”</p> <p class="blockquote-author"><strong>Jennifer Hendryx Parsons</strong>, Class of 2009</p> </blockquote>
- <blockquote class="quote-block--simple"> <p> “The Physics Department is academically rigorous, incomparably caring about students in the program, and generates an atmosphere of camaraderie. It also facilitates student research, both at ASU and beyond.”</p> <p class="blockquote-author"><strong>Jennifer Hendryx Parsons</strong>, Class of 2009, B.S. in Physics</p> </blockquote>
- <blockquote class="quote-block--simple"> <p> “The physics and geology programs are amazing because they focus on getting out and applying the concepts and skills learned in the classroom. Both programs also have many opportunities for undergraduate research.”</p> <p class="blockquote-author"><strong>Sean Czarnecki</strong>, Class of 2017</p> </blockquote>
- <blockquote class="quote-block--simple"> <p> “Dr. David Bixler took a personal interest in my academic career. He would answer late-night emails to get me back on track with assignments, and meet with myself and other students at any time, regardless of office hours and class schedules. He was always willing to help.”</p> <p class="blockquote-author"><strong>Travis Barnett</strong>, Class of 2012, B.S. in Applied Physics</p> </blockquote>
Take a variety of classes and check out free astronomy shows in our Planetarium that features a Sci-Dome HD digital projector and large tilted-dome theater. You’ll also take classes and conduct research in our modern labs, including a laser lab, and with our state-of-the-art equipment that includes a Scanning Electron Microscope and LabVIEW software.
We encourage all our students to conduct research projects alongside our faculty. Many of our students present their findings at national conferences, and several have won prestigious awards. We can also help you obtain summer research opportunities sponsored by the National Science Foundation around the country.
You’ll be exposed to multiple internship and service-learning opportunities when you join our award-winning Society of Physics Students and Women in Physics student groups. You’ll also have the chance to visit facilities like the Pickle Nuclear Lab and McDonald Observatory, network with physics professionals, and participate in physics outreach activities like our annual “Physics Road Tour.”
Committed to Your Success
Our Freshman College is a one-stop resource for programs and services that help you transition into college life, improve your communication skills, and engage in active learning. You can also get academic help in the Math Lab and Writing Center, receive peer mentoring and tutoring through Supplemental Instruction, or set up online tutoring sessions.