Bachelor of Science inPhysics


From the depths of the infinite atom to the boundless vastness of space and time, the study of physics represents the means and method by which humans seek to perceive and comprehend the fundamental nature of reality. Physicists study the composition, behavior, and interactions of matter, energy, and force.

They ask the essential questions and seek the elusive answers that will add to our collective knowledge, facilitate technological advancement, and inspire bold and pioneering new hypotheses. By defining the laws that govern matter and motion, by describing the effects of fundamental forces, by delineating the intricate structure of existence, they strive to discern the indescribably sublime. Their work represents both a foundation and a frontier, informing the other scientific disciplines while expanding them to the farthest edge of inquiry where intellect meets imagination.

Supported by funding from the National Science Foundation, and joined by a shared commitment to pushing the boundaries of understanding, LTU’s faculty and students are collaboratively engaged in cutting-edge research. This hands-on experience is one of the distinct advantages of LTU’s “theory and practice” approach. Throughout their coursework, students will cultivate proficiency in scientific methodology, critical analysis, and a host of skills beneficial for future academic pursuits and diverse career paths. As a result of the collaborative environment and close working relationships with faculty, students may expect to participate in meaningful partnership with faculty, attend national conferences, and even see their scholarly work published in peer-reviewed journals.

Why LTU?

  • The opportunity to customize your degree by taking interdisciplinary electives such as mathematics, computer science, chemistry, biology, and engineering.
  • An emphasis on the "hands-on" application of physics. To learn experimentation, our students have built their own instruments to levitate objects with sound, to measure the speed of a shockwave of an explosion, to visualize turbulent air currents, and more.
  • The opportunity for paying research assistantships supported by the National Science Foundation which offer the possibility of being published in professional journals and enjoying paid travel to international conferences.
  • The opportunity to join the Society of Physics Students, an award-winning organization that offers academic, professional, and social activities.

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