Physics Department

Physics iconPhysics is the most basic science of the universe. It involves the study of everything in physical existence, from the smallest subatomic particles to the entire universe as a whole. If you are at all curious about understanding at a fundamental level how the world around you works , then studying physics is for you.

bruner hallTennessee Tech's Physics Department is among the strongest in the nation, producing high quality graduates, most of who go on to graduate school in physics or a closely related field. In its latest external review (March 2019) the program was rated 'Excellent' in all aspects of its mission. The department has a family atmosphere, with 1-on-1 advising and frequent interaction between students, faculty, and staff.  There are two different paths you can follow in earning your BS degree in Physics, each incorporating a genuine research experience. Minors in both physics and astronomy are also available.

John Ash at TRIUMFWe were one of the first departments nationwide to offer undergraduates the chance to work with faculty on their research. Such opportunities continue through externally-funded research programs in various areas of nuclear and fundamental physics, as well as physics education. Such opportunities and high-quality instruction, both in and out of the classroom, prepare you for success after college.

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Department Office
Bruner Hall (BRUN), Room 243
Office Hours
M - F, 8 am - 12 pm, 1 pm - 4.30 pm
Mailing Address
Dept. of Physics,
Campus Box 5051,
Cookeville, TN 38505
Street Address
110 University Drive,
Tennessee Technological University,
Cookeville, TN 38505
Phone and email
(931) 372-3483