This is a four-year program designed for students planning graduate study in physics, graduate study in an allied field such as engineering, industrial/business employment, and other professional schools. Majors complete a well-balanced curriculum, concentrating on theoretical and experimental physics, computational physics and mathematics.
Point of Pride
Undergraduate students in the Department of Physics participate in faculty research programs, present at many conferences, and co-author publications in major scientific journals.
Why study Physics?
The study of Physics involves the branch of science which is concerned with the laws and properties of matter; physics deals with mechanics, dynamics, light, heat, sound, electricity, magnetism, materials, and elementary particles. Physicists work may range from highly complex and theoretical studies, to more practical activities which relate theory to practical needs.
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!