Welcome to the Department of Physics & Astronomy!
Our department comprises 11 full-time faculty, 10 adjunct faculty, and four post-doctoral research assistants who are dedicated to both research and teaching. We offer B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in physics with emphasis areas in astrophysics, materials, engineering, and medicine.
Undergraduates in our program can take advantage of small class sizes and numerous research opportunities with faculty. Research stipends for the summer and academic year are available through the NASA/Missouri Space Grant Consortium. Financial aid is available to outstanding students majoring in physics through various awards and scholarships. Details about these programs and awards can be found in our Undergraduate Handbook.
The department also hosts a variety of special events (both social and scholarly) throughout the year. Click here for pictures of events.
Please contact the undergraduate and graduate advisors for questions regarding the undergraduate or graduate programs.
Graduate Program Advisor:
Professor Bruce Wilking
Undergraduate Program Advisor:
Associate Professor Sonya Bahar