Major in Physics or Applied Physics at Marietta and enjoy research opportunities that many students often wouldn’t have until graduate school.
In small classes and independent projects, you will work closely with faculty who are dedicated to teaching and mentoring student research. You will use state-of-the-art facilities including a parallel computing cluster and quantum optics, scanning tunneling microscopy and surface physics laboratories. Marietta physics students earn NASA summer research fellowships, internships at Stanford, Johns Hopkins and Columbia universities, work in our planetarium and present their work at regional and national conferences.
The applied physics major prepares you for entry into our Engineering Dual Degree program or immediate employment in technical fields such as biophysics, materials science, renewable energy engineering, oceanography and many more. The physics major is excellent preparation for graduate school in these fields; Marietta alumni have excelled at top graduate programs across the nation, including Rice and Purdue universities.