Why Physics?

It all adds up. A Morris physics degree provides a solid basis for young scientists to pursue careers in engineering, academia, research, teaching, and industry.

The physics curriculum at Morris includes a core of classical and modern physics while also giving students the flexibility to select additional courses that align with particular career interests.

The physics program at Morris includes:

  • A rigorous sequence of introductory courses with laboratories
  • A core of courses in classical mechanics, electromagnetism, and quantum mechanics
  • A broad selection of elective courses such as electronics, experimental physics, optics, statistical physics, and computer modeling
  • Small classes that permit a close relationship between students and faculty
  • Faculty actively involved in experimental, observational, theoretical and computational physics research
  • A high fraction of students productively involved in student research at Morris or in summer Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) programs.

The physics program develops students’ ability to solve quantitative problems, perform experimental work, and present the results of scientific research. It offers a background suitable for students planning to pursue graduate studies as well as careers in industry, research, or teaching.