Why Study Here?

The SMU Department of Physics prepares students to ask and answer some of the most difficult questions in the universe.

What is the origin of the universe? Why is there something rather than nothing? What are the building blocks of the universe, and what are the forces that hold together those building blocks? In the SMU Department of Physics, we provide an education in physics that pairs the best strengths of our department with your desire to learn more about the origin, nature, and fate of the cosmos. If you learn how to setup and solve difficult problems in physics, you can apply that skill to other areas of life.

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Internationally Recognized Faculty

Offering strong preparation for living and working in a rapidly globalizing world.
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Research and Internship Opportunities

Undergraduate students have opportunities to be involved in faculty research and internships.
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Diverse Coursework

We pair our department strengths with your desire to learn more about the origin, nature, and fate of the cosmos.