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Welcome to the Department of Physics

The basis for all science

When you study physics, you will learn how the natural world works. You will find an intellectual challenge as well as a solid basis for a broad range of career opportunities. You'll learn to solve problems for which the questions are not even known yet. The unique ability of physicists to discern pathways in complex problems makes them invaluable in a team-based environment in any number of fields such as medicine, materials science, renewable energy and financial markets, to name a few. It's no wonder that physicists are so sought after in the job market. Undergraduate and graduate students will find many choices to engage with faculty in research activities that are categorized in four broad areas of physics, given below.

Physics Courses

Whether you’re a physics major or looking to fulfill your quantitative science requirement, we offer a variety of stimulating courses that encourage critical thinking and problem solving, while helping you understand how everything around you works.

Undergraduate Advising

Our advisors can help you choose classes, understand degree program requirements, and stay up to date on university and department policies and procedures. Meet with an advisor on a regular basis to ensure you’re on track.



Our Faculty

Our nationally recognized faculty are members of prestigious science organizations and are published in leading scientific journals. They conduct innovative research in various aspects of physics, and their acclaimed work has elevated ASU’s position as a premier institution.

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