About the Department of Physics
Physics ranges from the study of the atom's tiny world to the colors of the stars in the far depths of our universe. Understanding motion, force, energy, sound, electricity, magnetism and light, as well as the atom and the nucleus, all challenge the student in this fundamental science.
The skills you gain with a degree in physics are valuable in so many jobs. These skills include: conceptual reasoning, critical thinking, and problem solving.Teaching
Veteran physics undergraduates are employed by the Department, under faculty supervision, as Teaching Assistants, in our introductory laboratories. This combines a unique growth and learning opportunity with the convenience of an on-campus job.
The UNO Physics Department is very active in both theoretical and experimental research on novel materials that have interesting electrical, magnetic and optical properties. The projects also provide support and opportunity so that undergraduate physics majors may get involved and receive first hand training in the forefront of material research. In addition, many of our majors are encouraged to attend summer research programs hosted by national laboratories.
The Department of Physics At a Glance
|Number of Majors:||77|
|Degrees Offered:||Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science|
|Concentrations (BS Only):||Option I, Option II, Education, Biomedical Physics|
|Credits needed:||36 (BA), 42 (BS)|
|Number of Faculty:||22 full-time|