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Programs in Physics

From large questions such as dark energy to the science underlying solar cells, discover new phenomena and gain a deeper understanding of our world.

Physics is the most fundamental of the sciences and by choosing to study this exciting and challenging field, you have the potential to have an enormous impact on our society.

TU programs are designed to combine theoretical knowledge in fields such as quantum mechanics and condensed matter physics and practical experience in fields such as nanotechnology, optics, lasers, or solid-state physics. You will join a collaborative environment led by our faculty and embark on a broad spectrum of research projects in fields such as string theory, particle physics, quantum mechanics, nanotechnology, optics, and astrophysics.

100% Success Rate For All Program

$150K Annual Median Pay for Physicists

#7 For Engineering Majors,

9:1 Student to Faculty Ratio

Professional Opportunities

students engaging in a hands-on physics activity

There are numerous opportunities for practical research in TU’s state-of-the-art laboratories, and our faculty will support you in interdisciplinary and collaborative research with other departments, national laboratories, federal agencies (NASA), research institutions, and in fostering strong connections with the industry. Our programs are designed to prepare you for careers in industry, government, and higher education. TU alumni find employment at leading companies like Google, Intel, and Williams. 

Job opportunities: 

  • Physicist
  • Engineer
  • Educator
  • Technician

Beyond the Classroom

    • Set the stage for lifelong learning and success.

      Learning is an individualized journey that extends far beyond a major or the walls of a classroom. TU’s Office of Integrative and Experiential Learning (OIEL) provides opportunities for scholars to enliven their studies through global education, research, scholarship, and interdisciplinary programs. Our real-world academic enrichment opportunities are designed to challenge students and enhance their personal and professional educational experience.


    • Make your TU experience as rich and diverse as you like.

      TU students have abundant opportunities to get involved with clubs and organizations to develop new skills, meet new friends, and make lifetime memories. From international clubs, music groups, and intramural sports to Greek life, student government, and on-campus leadership, there’s truly something for everyone at TU. Our multi-faceted extracurricular options perfectly complement our multidisciplinary academic approach.


    • Be the change you want to see.

      TU encourages students to give back to the community and see societal problems through a different lens. In considering issues ranging from low-income to racial biases, students analyze the intricacies of cyclical social issues to gain broader perspectives and insights, which they can share with others and act on in the community.


    • Pursue success with confidence — backed by TU’s job placement guarantee.

      TU is committed to our students’ professional success, which is why our Center for Career Development, aka CaneCareers, offers a job placement guarantee program. We promise that students who follow the program will land an entry-level job in their chosen field or continue their education within six months of graduation, or we’ll give them a free semester of grad school.


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    Our dynamic programs delivered by our faculty who are experts in their field will train and equip you with rich tools and interdisciplinary knowledge to pursue a broad spectrum of careers in the field. Click below to learn more.


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