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
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 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.
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!