College of Science and Technology


In the Department of Physics, our mission is to provide you a world-class education and research training. From sub-atomic particles to space to the human brain and behavior, our faculty provide you a well rounded interdisciplinary perspective that will prepare you for a variety of careers in traditional as well as interdisciplinary. You will learn critical thinking and problem-solving skills that are in high demand in academia and industry. The analytical and practical skills you will learn will prepare you to meet the technical and scientific challenges of careers in government, industry, and scientific research.

  • Bachelor in Science
    • Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology
    • Physics (with concentrations in)
      • Biological Physics
      • Engineering Physics
      • Interdisciplinary Physics
      • Secondary Education (Physics Education)


Our department has a total of 12 full-time faculty members with expertise in a variety of sub-disciplines in Physics and Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology. We offer a solid foundation in physics that includes course work in a diverse range of specializations covering every facet of contemporary physics research. Our faculty perform research in Astronomy, Atmospheric Science and Meteorology, Biological Physics, Material Science, Nuclear Physics, Space Sciences, and Physics Education Research.

As a student, you will find the faculty, facilities, and financial support to achieve your goals, whether it is in academia or industry. Our recent graduates have gone on to work in Lockheed Martin, NASA, Ford Motor Co., General Electric, IBM, the Environmental Protection Agency, Space Force, and at high schools and universities.

Whether you join the traditional bachelor's program or one of our concentrations in Biological Physics, Engineering Physics, Interdisciplinary Physics, and Physics Secondary Education, the program will prepare you according to your goals and the demands of the changing world.


Dr. Ashot Gasparian
Chair (Interim), Professor
Marteena Hall, 101

Helen Clark,
Administrative Assistant
Marteena Hall, 101
(336) 285-2105

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