Physics - Computational Physics
Computational physicists use powerful computers to solve complex programs that once seemed impossible.
Professionals are valuable in both research and industry. They have a broad knowledge of physics, computer science, math, and theory. They use their expertise to explore and model physical phenomena, like quarks, black holes, and weather.
Our program gives you a solid background in physics and computation. You’ll learn programming languages and computing techniques to solve challenges in physics. Many students in this program choose to complete a double degree in Computational Physics and Physics.
Point of Pride
Computational Physics is one of only a few programs in the U.S. designed to educate students in computer simulation of physical systems.
Why study Physics - Computational Physics?
Recognized by the Department of Energy, the Computational Physics program at Illinois State is among only a handful in the world.
Many undergraduate programs simply introduce you to computational physics. Our program engages you in a well-balanced curriculum. Your education includes theoretical, experimental, and computational physics.
Our Physics department houses four, high-performance computational servers. This state-of-the-art technology lets you perform calculations to solve real, complex problems.
Come see campus and meet with campus representatives either in person or virtually. Optional chances to meet with academic department, honors, and financial aid.
Applying to Illinois State
Illinois State's preferred filing period for freshman students for the fall semester is September 1-November 15. Applying early is encouraged, as the University must limit enrollment due to space at the University and in specific majors/programs. Visit the Office of Admissions to apply today!