Physics Minor

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About the Program

Physics students learn about our current understanding of the Universe and the laws that govern it. Physics underpins all other sciences and engineering, delivering a fundamental understanding of the physical world to its students.

In addition to courses and the minor, students have the opportunity for independent research with faculty members. Please contact department Chairperson, John Bochanski, for more information. 


Headshot of John Bochanski
Associate Professor & Chair, Department of Computer Science & Physics
Science Hall 204B


University of Washington, Aug. 2002 – Aug. 2008
Seattle WA, USA
Ph.D., Astronomy, June 2008
Thesis Title: “M Dwarfs in the Local Milky Way: the Field Low-Mass Stellar Luminosity and Mass Functions”
Thesis Advisor: Suzanne L. Hawley

University of Washington, Aug. 2002 – June 2005
Seattle WA, USA
M.S., Astronomy

Villanova University, Aug. 1998 – May 2002
Villanova, PA USA
B.S., Astronomy & Astrophysics, magna cum laude