As a student in the Department of Physics at Arizona State University, you’ll join forces with one of the most innovative and research-driven universities in the country to transcend the traditional boundaries of physics. You’ll study on the historic Tempe campus with some of the finest researchers, teachers, and mentors in the field to gain an in-depth understanding of the laws that govern the physical world and serve as the foundation for all science.
Consider this your customized introduction to undergraduate life, full of curated tips and resources to help you succeed from start to finish.
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If you want to amplify your undergraduate experience and take your academics to the next level, we encourage you to get involved in a club, an organization for physics students or a research initiative. It’s a great way to meet fellow students with similar interests while developing highly sought after skills desired by potential employers, such as leadership, communication, problem-solving, teamwork, public speaking and more. Each of our student involvement activities and clubs is designed to help you excel academically while in school and beyond. Whether you want to join the workforce or pursue a graduate degree after graduation, these are the type of activities that will help you reach your fullest potential, both personally and professionally.
A partnership with the School of Earth & Space Exploration, Sundial is a mentorship program that pairs incoming students with upper-level undergraduate and graduate mentors for constant support and personal perspective. Use the mentorship program to build your sense of community at ASU in your early years, and then volunteer to be a mentor yourself, and pay it forward to a new group of incoming students.
The Society of Physics Students
This is a national society with a thriving chapter at ASU. Members support one another both in and out of the classroom, collaborating and mentoring fellow students and celebrating personal accomplishments. Society members also share their passion for the sciences through outreach programs - visiting local schools and volunteering at University events to share demonstrations on a variety of physics topics.