We offer B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. programs in physics. The B.S degree has emphases in Professional Physics, Applied Physics and Physics Secondary Education (teacher licensure). The M.S. program has specializations in Basic Physics, Applied Physics and Physics Teaching. Our faculty have close links with Fermilab and Argonne National Lab, and often involve undergrad and graduate students in research.
You will experience traditional classroom instruction as well as laboratory courses. All undergraduate physics majors also complete a capstone research project as part of their degree.
(March 4, 2019) Professor Carol Thompson and collaborators at Argonne National Lab have published an article in Nature Physics. Using a pink-beam coherent x-ray correlation spectroscopy technique they recently perfected, their studies revealed that island arrangements during layer-by-layer homoepitaxial crystal growth of Gallium Nitride recreated persistent patterns and positions through multiple layer assemblies. https://www.nature.com/articles/s41567-019-0448-1