Physics is the most fundamental of the sciences. From the large questions such as dark energy and the origin of the universe, to the science underlying solar cells, the GPS in the car, and that iPhone in your pocket, the importance of physics is readily apparent.
Physics majors obtain a solid foundation in physics and mathematics in preparation for a technical or scientific career. Our students can study theoretical topics in fields such as astrophysics and general relativity, quantum mechanics, and condensed matter physics, as well as gain experimental experience in fields such as nanotechnology, optics, lasers or solid-state physics.
Engineering Physics majors receive the professional, multidisciplinary, ABET-accredited, engineering education that is in strong demand by today’s industries. Instruction from both physicists and professional engineers incorporate engineering standards and realistic constraints to prepare our students for careers in industry, government, and higher education, while instilling a desire for lifelong learning.
Students are encouraged to join TU’s local chapter of the Society of Physics Students, and those with outstanding academics are selected for membership in the organization’s honor society, Sigma Pi Sigma.