Physics

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. Curious to learn more? Check out our courses or one of our degree options.

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:


Research

Development & Design

Teaching

Class Schedules & Offerings

Course offerings are tentative and subject to change. Always check EagleNET for the most up-to-date offerings.

Tutoring

PLUS at EWU has many additional tutoring options!

PLUS also has other offerings such as weekend warrior groups and academic coaching.  Check them out!

WISE Club

The Women in Science club has end-of-the-quarter study sessions for all science students. Contact the club advisor, Amber McConnell, PhD, at amcconn1@ewu.edu or find the club on social media using the tag @wiseclubewu.

News & Stories

June News & kudos


June 2021 Eagles Chemistry, Biochemistry, and Physics awardees 2021: 2021 Philip and Helen Marshall Scholarship...

March News & kudos


March 2021 New publications: Jamie Manson co-authored three peer-reviewed papers with EWU undergraduate students (*):...