POINTS of DISTINCTION
- We provide science preparation for all pre-professional careers.
- Our teaching faculty include a theoretical astrophysicist; an experimental and observational astronomer/physicist; and a broadly trained experimental physicists.
- Through the Ashcroft Observatory, students have opportunities to work in community education programs and as astronomy lab assistants.
- Students have individual opportunities to conduct undergraduate research with faculty.
Students who earn a bachelor’s degree in physics may find employment in fields related to software development, engineering and technical management, as well as allowing for the possibility of post-graduate work and teaching.
SUU’s Ashcroft Observatory is available for student use as an astronomy lab. A digital SLR is available for imaging projects.
Faculty provide public outreach programs available to students in astronomy at state and national parks.
- Student-assisted faculty research projects
- Service-learning opportunities for SUU students to teach mini-lessons in public schools, private schools, retirement centers, etc.
- Physics Video Night - an annual student competition for Top Ten status
Name: Dr. W. Evan Johnson
Graduated: Class of 2002
B.S. Mathematics with Physics Minor
Current Job: Assistant Professor,
Department of Statistics at Brigham Young University
"I have some great memories of the Physics lab, my professors, and all the fun my peers and I had!"