What will I learn as a physics student?

All physics majors study the foundations of the field: classical mechanics, classical electrodynamics, quantum mechanics, relativity, and statistical physics. You’ll also learn a great deal of mathematics (more than is required for a minor), and a year of chemistry.

Depending on your career goals, you may also take additional courses in chemistry and biology, electrical or mechanical engineering, physics and mathematics, or even teacher education. 

You’ll also have the unique opportunity to work closely with faculty as you complete your degree. During your final year, you’ll put what you have learned to use in a capstone experience in one of the department’s research laboratories which gives you experience in a professional setting.

Physics encompasses everything else you learn in science. I still get to use chemistry and biology everyday in the lab, but, more than that, I am learning how to work independently and solve problems.

Torri Rourke, physics undergraduate student

27%of physics grads pursue advanced degrees

87.5%of physics grads find employment related to their degree

62.5%of employed grads work in Indianapolis