Studying Physics at WashU
As the most fundamental of all the sciences, physics will lead you to a deeply fulfilling and rewarding undergraduate experience. The Department of Physics at Washington University is strongly committed to fundamental research and excellence in teaching. We are a medium-sized department with nationally and internationally renowned research groups in the fields of astrophysics, extraterrestrial materials, condensed matter physics, quantum information and quantum materials, particle and nuclear physics, and biophysics.
Be A Leader in Medical and Biophysics Research
Lead the Quantum Revolution of the Computing World
Explore the Most Fundamental Aspects of Our Universe
Not only will a physics major provide you with the skills to excel in a professional career, but you can also apply your studies to a surprising variety of occupations. Physics majors from our department have seen rewarding careers in science, medicine, law, engineering, computer science, and business. Washington University's strong biophysics and neurophysics programs can play an important role in premedical studies, and the opportunities for double majors ensure that students can integrate other subjects into their course of study. Graduates of our department have been accepted into graduate school at every top university in the country, including our own.