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

Why Study Physics?

Everyone has their own reasons, here’s some from the American Physical Society:

  • Most basic and fundamental science
  • Physics encompasses the study of the universe from the largest galaxies to the smallest subatomic particles
  • Physics is the basis of many other sciences, including chemistry, oceanography, seismology, and astronomy

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


If you are interested in statistics about Physics careers and employment opportunities after graduation, the American Institute of Physics Statistical Research Center is a great resource: For instance, if you want to see who is hiring physicists with a B.S. degree in Colorado, see the information at this link:


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