Physics undergraduates have a unique opportunity to participate in real research with renowned faculty. Our undergraduate students have co-authored research papers and presented at national conferences. These kinds of opportunities just don’t happen at other research institutions – and they are exactly what help our students get into graduate school, medical school or the job that they want.
Because our student to faculty ratio is only 3:1, all undergraduates have the opportunity to work directly with faculty. Many of our students do so for the entire 4 years of their degree programs.
Undergraduate Research Opportunities in Physics
Students majoring in physics consolidate their undergraduate studies by applying what they have learned in a capstone experience in one of the department's research labs. Each student is expected to join a faculty member's research group and participate in a project that provides experience in a professional setting. Undergraduate students may begin research as early as their freshman year. Students interested in research should contact any of the professors in the department.