About Us

Physics is the study of the physical environment and the laws governing the behavior of particles, fields, and space/time. More specifically, physicists study mechanics, heat, light, electric and magnetic fields, gravitation, relativity, atomic and nuclear physics, solid state physics and many other topics. In general, physics strives for a mathematical description of the laws of nature at the most fundamental level and is, therefore, the most mathematical of the basic sciences.

Why Study at Eastern?

Our department is committed to excellence and student success.

Affordable Education

You don't have to sacrifice quality to get an education you can afford.

Small Class Sizes

Most classes are limited to 15-25 students which allows professors to devote time to individual students.

Excellent Job Opportunities

Our graduates have a great record of finding employment soon after graduation.

Careers in Physics

Earning a degree, minor, or endorsement in physics from Eastern Washington University leads to many career opportunities:


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Drop-In Tutoring

Winter 2020 Schedule
Science Building, Room 171
Monday-Friday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Courses included: PHYS 131, 132, 133, 151, 152 and 153

The University PLUS program also offers many tutoring resources.

Students work together in the library