From the tiniest subatomic particles to the entire universe, the field of physics attempts to explain the basic laws of nature by examining the interactions of matter and energy. Harness your energy, sharpen your intellect, and blaze your own path onward and upward!
Explore new ideas and opportunities through the many fields of physics such as mechanics, electricity and magnetism, atomic, nuclear, electronics, optics, thermodynamics, quantum mechanics, and astrophysics. While large research institutions emphasize research conducted by post-doctorate and graduate students, our program is aimed at you, the undergraduate. And we design research opportunities with you in mind — or you can structure your own research project with a faculty mentor. All of our upper-level physics classes are small. Our faculty are regularly available to help. All of our laboratories are taught by faculty rather than graduate students.
And get used to being hands-on with high-tech equipment. As you can tell, our program features a hands-on learning environment. In addition to our general physics labs, we have labs in optics, electronics, and nuclear radiation. Our program also features an ultra-cold atomic physics laboratory (UltraColdBloom) with connections to a sister laboratory at the Sorbonne in Paris. Students have the opportunity to work in UltraColdBloom as early as their first year, and some students have even worked in Paris.
If France isn't your destination, maybe space is your frontier for exploration. Conduct research on astrophysics using the Kepler Space Telescope and the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite. Take it a step further, and gain valuable experience by presenting your research results at professional meetings or conferences. After graduation, most often pursue graduate degrees in fields such as physics, health physics, astronomy, engineering, or other related fields, while others use their skills to attain careers in government agencies or in industry.
*Please see the BL degree requirements for students who were enrolled prior to Fall 2023 and remained in the BL Program. All enrolled students can also review their degree program requirements and track progress to degree completion in Degree Works.
The Husky Difference
Job Growth Projected
Physics alumni are in demand, secure exciting internships, and work in industry and school settings.
5% of alumni pursue a doctorate. Princeton University, Stanford University, and others have welcomed Huskies into their programs.
College of Distinction
Bloomsburg has earned national recognition as a College of Distinction, honored for its quality and high-impact practices.
Grads to Grad School
In addition to our broad array of physics and engineering courses, our department provides tutoring for the Physics GRE.
Students who do well in physics are self-starting individuals with a strong desire to learn as many practical and theoretical skills as possible. Become not only a student, but a career professional who does more than learn from a book; be one who uses all available resources and explores further.