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Physics is the scientific study of the nature and behavior of matter and energy. Physicists use the scientific method to develop theories and models to describe observed behavior.

Undergraduate Degrees

In the undergraduate program students develop general knowledge of the primary areas in physics. Students will learn to analyze physical phenomena using basic physical principles. They will acquire skills in basic logic and reasoning, mathematics and computation, problem solving, experimental technique, and oral and written communication.

Graduate Degree

Our graduate program deepens a student’s understanding of theoretical and experimental physics. Students work with a professor to become an expert in a particular field. Students are given research projects to complete under the guidance of our professors.

Research Opportunities

Both undergraduate and graduate students typically perform research in our department. Research areas include condensed matter physics, theoretical nuclear physics, astronomy & planetary science, and biological physics.

A Free Graduate Degree?

Graduate students offered teaching assistant positions will have tuition waived and receive a monthly stipend

Contact Us For More Information


Department of Physics

Physical Address:
Engineering-Physics Rm 311

Mailing Address:
875 Perimeter Drive, MS 0903
Moscow, ID 83844-0903

Phone: 208-885-6380

Fax: 208-885-4055


Web: Department of Physics