Academics

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We offer a B.S. degree in physics with an emphasis in professional physics, applied physics or physics secondary education (educator licensure). You will experience traditional classroom instruction as well as laboratory courses. All undergraduate physics majors also complete a capstone research project as part of their degree. Minors in physics are also offered. 

We offer a gradduate program leading to a Master of Science (M.S.) in basic physics or applied physics as well as a Ph.D. in physics. We also offer a specialization in physics teaching. 

Well qualified juniors or seniors planning on going to graduate school, or first year graduate students may consider applying for a NSF Graduate Fellowship or a National Physical Science Consortium Fellowship. The typical due date for these programs is November. Contact the assistant chair or director of graduate studies for more information.

There are also a number of NIU awards and scholarships.     

Contact Us

Department of Physics
La Tourette Hall, Room 202
815-753-6415
physics@niu.edu