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Degree Programs

Department of Physics

Physics—answering big questions.

Atoms, the universe, and everything in between, physics addresses how these function. But there’s no magic equation. Physics is not about simply following rules. Physics is about discovering and understanding the rules—and applying those to discover the next insight into matter and energy.

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*Students in this program have the option of earning a dual degree with a B.S.Ed. in secondary education.

Minors and Certificates

Indulge in your passion—or find a new one.

Sometimes it takes only a little bit of something to gain a lot. Take our minors and certificates. These programs are meant to satisfy your curiosity (and expand your expertise and résumé) with only a handful of credits. 

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Step forward today.

Take your first step toward making your mark on the world by pursuing a degree from Purdue Fort Wayne.