In Drexel University’s physics department, faculty and students work side-by-side to explore the span of universal phenomena – from biophysics to astrophysics and cosmology, all the way down to the subatomic level in particle physics.
The Department of Physics provides a solid understanding of physical principles, problem solving, mathematical and computational skills, as well as broad experimental training. Students studying physics have countless opportunities to conduct research as early as freshman year through Drexel's renowned cooperative education program and in faculty research and worldwide collaborations.
Our faculty members lead world-class research programs in a wide variety of disciplines including astrophysics, biophysics, high-performance computing, ultra-low temperature physics, nanotechnology, nonlinear dynamics and particle physics.
The Drexel Co-op for Physics Majors
Through Drexel’s cooperative education program, undergraduates in the physics department embark on up to three, six-month periods of employment, exploring their career options, strengthening their résumés and building a professional network in the process. Physics students have worked in a variety of industries and companies — Princeton Plasma Laboratories, the Army Research Labs, Columbia Medical Center, and the National Optical Astrophysics Observatory, among others — conducting fundamental research, and working on projects that go far beyond the classroom.
Learn more about Drexel Co-Op for Physics majors
The physics department houses two active and award-winning student groups: the Society of Physics Students (SPS) and the Women in Physics Society (WiPS). The Drexel Physics Graduate Student Association (PGSA) is a group of Physics Graduate Students seeking to learn about a variety of areas of physics, including those areas that would normally lie outside of their own specialties.