Physics - Computer Physics
The Computer Physics sequence is designed for students seeking either employment in the technical private sector or graduate study in computer-oriented science, engineering, and related fields. Students complete a well-balanced curriculum in theoretical, experimental, and computational physics paralleling the regular physics major through the intermediate level courses and then specializing in computer physics.
Point of Pride
Computer 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 - Computer Physics?
Computer/computational physicists use high-performance computers to explore physical phenomena, from those involving the most fundamental objects such as quarks and black holes to those important in applications like weather prediction, medical technology, and environmental cleanup. This new approach to physics opens avenues to problems whose solution is otherwise impossible.
This approach to science and engineering is widespread in research and development as computers and technology become an integral part of daily life. Many undergraduate programs only briefly introduce computational physics as part of the curriculum. The Computer Physics degree at Illinois State University, unique in the Midwest, is among only a handful in the world. Our curriculum provides students with a thorough background in the field, and makes computation an integral part of learning.
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!