Why study physics at ASU?
Accelerate your career
With a degree in Physics from ASU, the opportunities are endless. Whether you are interested in immediate, practical application or cutting-edge theoretical research, the Department of Physics at ASU offers unparalleled opportunities to learn from some of the finest researchers, teachers, and mentors in the field.
Physics is at work in every part of our lives – these are the laws of the universe, after all. The challenging, relevant coursework and research opportunities of a physics degree will allow you to explore your innate curiosity, cultivate creativity, and hone your ability to identify and solve even the most complex problems. It’s no wonder physics is one of the top majors for employment! Your degree opens doors in any number of fields, including:
Interdisciplinary discovery & innovation
In the Department of Physics, we are in the business of finding answers. Because every research experiment and life-changing discovery starts with a question, and every answer to a question brings us closer to a solution to a problem. Our faculty are tackling some of the world’s most pressing questions, looking past answers to solutions. And we have no intention of doing it alone.
As a Research One University, Arizona State University fosters an incredible atmosphere of innovation, entrepreneurship, and collaboration, and our department is steeped in some of the most exciting team-ups in the nation – and enjoys access to cutting-edge facilities and equipment. Students and faculty alike contribute to ground-breaking research in areas such as biophysics, cosmology, microscopy, free-electron lasers, energy, and new materials.
physics by the numbers
core research areas