Elon University Physics Department

Elon University Physics Department is characterized by an innovative curriculum where students learn physics by doing physics, a strong student-centered undergraduate research program, and a commitment to community outreach at the local, national, and international level. Our department offers several undergraduate pathways for students who have an interest in physics, along with courses for students who are interested in physics and astronomy but focus their academic pursuits primarily on other disciplines. Our physics graduates have followed a wide range career paths including graduate programs in physics, engineering, medical physics, biological sciences, astronomy, computer science, and management; other alumni enjoy employment as technical specialists, business analysts, engineers, project managers, secondary school teachers, among others. Current students are welcomed into a friendly and supportive academic and social environment with an active Society of Physics Students Club.

Our department distinguishes itself from other institutions by using inventive approaches in the classroom guided by the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning. Additionally, we engage students in cutting edge research in their first year, and facilitate presentations at local, national, and international conferences. We take pride in providing a friendly atmosphere where you can readily interact students and professors about anything from course work and research to supporting science literacy with kids across the world.

Please explore the Physics Department website and if you have questions or would like to schedule a visit please email Dr. Martin Kamela, Chair of the department: mkamela@elon.edu.

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