Physics studies the changes, interactions, and properties of matter and energy and, as a result, strongly influences humankind’s understanding of nature. In addition, as engineers create new technology based on the principles first discovered by physicists, the social economics and political structures of society change.
Majors and minor
We offer a BS in Physics, a BA in Physics, and a BA in physics with an education focus.
We also offer a minor in Physics, which you can pair with almost any major SPU offers.
Labs and equipment
A variety of laboratory equipment is available to SPU students to support coursework and independent study activities. Otto Miller Hall, home to the Physics Department, contains dedicated teaching laboratories, upper-division research space and upper-division laboratory facilities.
Physics education research
SPU Physics is home to a thriving Physics Education Research Group to help improve the learning and teaching of physics.