Physics Major Lara O'Connor Attended the Nuclear Physics Summer School

Why Study Physics?

Everyone has their own reasons (ask our faculty!), but to paraphrase answers to this question offered by the American Physical Society:

Physics is crucial to understanding the world around us, the world inside us, and the world beyond us. It is the most basic and fundamental science.  Physics encompasses the study of the universe from the largest galaxies to the smallest subatomic particles.  Moreover, it’s the basis of many other sciences, including chemistry, oceanography, seismology, and astronomy (and can be applied to biology or medical science).

Why Study Physics at CSU?

CSU offers a rigorous and comprehensive physics education in a friendly, small-department environment, ensuring you will receive individualized attention. Once a student has completed freshman-level coursework, the typical size of physics classes is 15-45.  In addition to their involvement in world-class research, department faculty take pride in teaching, mentoring and advising undergraduate students. Students are also encouraged to get involved in cutting-edge research and other co-curricular activities at the earliest opportunity.

Contact our Key Advisor, Dr. Marty Gelfand, with any questions about our undergraduate program.

Marty Gelfand
Marty Gelfand