The Department

The Department of Physics at Colorado State University is home to 22 faculty members who maintain research programs in AMO physics, Condensed Matter Physics, High-Energy Particle Physics and Particle Astrophysics, and Theoretical Physics. In addition to their involvement in world-class research, Department Faculty take pride in teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate levels and mentoring students in the research environment.

A strength of the CSPhysics BuildingU Physics Department is the friendly and informal relationship between students and faculty. Graduate students in the department will take part in research programs and with teaching in the undergraduate laboratories.  As part of their research students will take significant, leading roles in some of the most exciting areas of physics. Faculty in the department also provide the opportunity for undergraduate students to participate in their research programs.

The Department of Physics offers programs leading to a bachelor of science degree with options in physics and applied physics. The CSU Physics major is designed to give each student a good basic background in physics and still allow the flexibility to plan a career in any one of several areas.

Colorado State University is located in Fort Collins, situated in the foothills of the scenic Rocky Mountains, a one hour drive north of metropolitan Denver. In addition to the cultural and recreational opportunities available in Fort Collins, Boulder, and Denver, the easily accessible Rocky Mountain area offers a wealth of outdoor activities, including, hiking, camping, fishing, and skiing.

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