Physics is the study of natural phenomena, unlocking the secrets of the universe.
The physicists' discoveries, including solid-state transistors, lead to new technology
and a broader understanding of the universe.
Why physics at OSU?
OSU Physics offers you a personalized education through a combination of courses and
research experience. The department strives to provide our students with a one-on-one
experience, as well as opportunities to participate in cutting-edge research in the
areas of astronomy, atomic-molecular physics, biophysics, condensed matter physics,
high-energy physics and radiation physics.
The Physics program at OSU prepares you to be competitive in a wide variety of career
opportunities and we are confident our program prepares you for the diverse work environment.
Our graduates have pursued successful careers in a variety of fields:
Physics is the study of matter, energy and the interaction between them. A Physics
major teaches you to ask fundamental questions, and then answer those questions through
observation and experimentation. Physics is crucial to understanding the world around,
inside, and beyond us. It is the most basic and fundamental science. The Physics Department
offers you several distinct and flexible degree options which lead to a Bachelor of
Science in Physics. Depending on your career interests, you can choose from Bachelor
of Science in Physics; Bachelor of Science in Applied Physics; or a Bachelor of Science
in Physics – Secondary Teacher Certification.
Courses to expect for this major include Modern Laboratory Methods, Special Problems,
Electricity and Magnetism and Modern Physics.