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Undergraduate Programs

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Why major in physics at Clark?

There are many excellent physics departments in the United States, but Clark is unique among them.

Here, you will be part of a tight-knit department working at the vanguard of physics. We are large enough to offer bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees, but small enough to provide personal, individualized instruction. You will quickly get to know everyone in the department on a first-name basis.

We offer an intellectually stimulating and supportive environment where you will have many opportunities to discuss new ideas with faculty members, graduate students, and other physics majors. You will be encouraged to become an active, contributing member of the department by joining a research group. And you will be invited to attend our weekly colloquium series, where visiting scientists from around the world discuss their latest research.

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Major or Minor in Physics

Physics students can follow three distinct tracks: comprehensive, applied, or general physics. You’ll merge your classroom knowledge with lab experiences, and collaborate with professors and peers on research as early as your first year.

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3-2 Engineering Program

The 3-2 Engineering Program lets students combine their interests in engineering with the liberal arts. Three years of Clark pre-engineering courses, alongside others in the arts, humanities, and social sciences, are followed by two years advanced study at Columbia University.

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Accelerated B.A./M.S. Program

Qualified Clark undergraduates may pursue an accelerated B.A./M.S. degree in physics with the fifth year of study paid for by a scholarship.

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Explore Physics courses at Clark

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Undergraduate Research

In our undergraduate program, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to work one-on-one and conduct research with faculty — what we call “elbow learning.”

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Careers and Internships

Graduates of our undergraduate and master’s programs are well-prepared to enter the workforce — or to pursue graduate school.

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Student Activities

As an undergraduate student in physics, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to participate in clubs and organizations at Clark and beyond.

Contact Information

Department of Physics

Office Location
  • Math-Physics Building
    Physics, Room 241
    950 Main Street
    Worcester, MA 01610

  • 1-508-793-7169
  • 1-508-793-8861 Fax