Physics is the study and application of the laws of nature at their most fundamental level. By majoring in physics, you will gain excellent preparation for graduate school, positions in industry, teaching at the secondary education level, or engineering. We offer degree tracks in
Our comprehensive program includes laboratory training in electrical and optical measurements, analog and digital electronics, and advanced experimental physics. Many physics majors gain valuable work experience through an internship at a nearby corporate or government research laboratory.
Students participate in research at Argonne National Laboratory
Patrick McCormack, a senior from West Chicago, Illinois, tightens bolts on a cryostat at the ATLAS accelerator at Argonne National Laboratory. Patrick takes advantage of Argonne's co-op program to work part-time in an Argonne research laboratory in addition to being a full-time student at North Central.