The fundamental laws of physics govern all matter—from the largest galaxy to the smallest subatomic particle. Does that make physicists masters of the universe? We like to think so. With the B.S. in Physics from Penn State Behrend, you’ll explore energy, motion, and matter in preparation for any number of career fields in the sciences, engineering, research, education, or health care.
Why Penn State Behrend?
At Penn State Behrend, you’ll learn in small classes with close faculty interaction, and you’ll reinforce your lessons with hands-on work—including in introductory classes, which are taught not in a lecture hall but in a studio-style lab where you'll work on experiments or problem-solving activities.
You'll supplement your lessons in theory and your laboratory work with undergraduate research. And, if your interests lean toward astronomy, you can make use of our Mehalso Observatory and Yahn Planetarium.