Department of Physics

Physicists study the basic principles and laws that govern the natural world. We engage in scientific and technological challenges, perform cutting-edge research, and discover new properties and conditions of space, time, energy, force and matter!

Our graduates compete for and achieve jobs as researchers, professors, and subject matter experts in the high-tech world of discovery and development.

The Department of Physics offers exciting opportunities including research at world-class facilities both in the US and abroad.

At New Mexico State University, you have options to earn a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science in Physics, and a Master of Science or Doctoral degree in Physics. The Department of Physics is also home to the Engineering Physics program where you can earn a Bachelor of Science in Engineering Physics.

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Our Mission

The mission of the Physics program at New Mexico State University is to offer a degree preparing our graduating students for careers in a variety of scientific and technical areas as well as for graduate study in physics and related fields.

Program Educational Objectives of the Physics Program at New Mexico State University

Educational Objective 1: Competitiveness

Graduates are competitive in internationally-recognized academic, government and industrial environments.

Educational Objective 2: Adaptability

Graduates exhibit success in solving complex technical problems in a broad range of disciplines.

Educational Objective 3: Collaboration and Leadership

Graduates have a proven ability to function as part of and/or lead interdisciplinary teams.

ABET Accredited Programs

Both the Bachelor of Science in Physics and the Bachelor of Science in Engineering Physics are accredited by ABET.  ABET accreditation is proof that a collegiate program has met standards essential to produce graduates ready to enter the critical fields of STEM education. Graduates from an ABET-accredited program have a solid educational foundation and are capable of leading the way in innovation, emerging technologies, and in anticipating the welfare and safety needs of the public.

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