What is the world made of, and how does it work? Physics attempts to understand and articulate the most fundamental principles at work in the universe. Like philosophy and theology, the science of physics aims to make sense of the world as an ordered whole.

At Catholic University, being a physics major means you will engage hands-on in cutting-edge experiments conducted in state-of-the art laboratories equipped for work in solid-state physics, laser spectroscopy, nanophysics, and other exciting areas of study. You will acquire the skills needed to understand theoretical laws, engage and manipulate mathematical models, and analyze data collected through experiments.

As a Catholic University physics major, you can access the original historical and philosophical contexts of particular physical theories. Physics asks big questions about the natural world, and the Catholic University physics major is well prepared to pursue the truths that answer those questions.

Catholic University also offers a combined math and physics program for qualified candidates.