Physics

Physics is the study of space, time, energy, and matter. It tries to ask and answer, in a verifiable and reproducible way, the deepest questions about the origin, nature, and fate of the universe. The Department of Physics at SMU offers both Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Arts degrees in physics through our major program, but also the opportunity for undergraduates to minor in physics. We also offer a Ph.D. with focus on particle physics, including collider physics, neutrino physics, and particle astrophysics. Undergraduate and graduate students are heavily involved in conducting research, including at leading experiments in the field. Our alumni have an outstanding record of success in finding jobs after earning their degrees. We invite you to explore our website further to learn more about the people, the research, and the opportunities for students.