The Department of Physics and Astronomy offers an undergraduate major program leading to the BS in physics, with the option of a concentration in astronomy and astrophysics. A concentration in geophysics is offered as an option within the BS degree in Geology. There are also majors leading to the BA in physics and to the BA in Physics Education, as well as a minor in physics.
The department maintains a balanced program of instruction for students who wish to acquire some understanding of physics as part of their cultural background, as well as for those who require training is physics in preparation for engineering or scientific careers. Intermediate and advanced courses are offered for students who plan teaching or research careers in physics or related disciplines.
The research activity of the Department of Physics and Astronomy is diverse and substantial. Undergraduate participation in research is strongly encouraged.