The study of physics at Brandeis offers students unique opportunities to prepare for graduate school or employment in a variety of technical fields. Our undergraduate program is strongly based on a first-rate research program by our faculty, which gives students the opportunity to participate in cutting-edge research in areas including astrophysics, biological physics, condensed-matter physics, high-energy particle physics, and theoretical physics; topics include string theory, liquid crystals, DNA, polymers, elementary particles, distant quasars and much more.
The interdisciplinary biological physics major combines mathematics, physics and biology in an unusual and exciting opportunity for undergraduates. This is the perfect major for the student whose abilities tend toward the quantitative sciences of mathematics and physics, but whose enthusiasm and aspirations lean toward the life sciences.
Physics majors also have the opportunity to study abroad.