Explore the mysteries of the universe. From galaxies to particles, physicists study the world around us and beyond to explain how things work and exist.
The Physics major at Illinois State is broad. You’ll get a diverse curriculum that covers a variety of topics, including:
- Quantum Physics
- Materials Physics
- Statistical Mechanics
You’ll also focus on theoretical and experimental physics, computational physics, and mathematics
Why Study Physics?
The Physics field makes major discoveries and develops technology that changes lives. It teaches you to think, analyze, and solve problems. Physics at Illinois State is one of the top 20 undergraduate-only physics departments in the country.
Our program teaches you the fundamental laws of physics and prepares you for the future. Whether you go to graduate school or enter an allied field, you'll have powerful skills and expertise.
Popular career options include engineering, industrial/business employment, and other professional schools.