Department of Physics

West Chester University

Chair: Anthony J. Nicastro
127 Merion Science Center
West Chester, PA 19383
Phone: 610.436.2497
Fax: 610.436.3013
ANicastro@wcupa.edu


Bachelor of Science in Physics

Alumni Spotlight

max henderson

Max Henderson (B.S. '10) is now pursuing a Ph.D. in Physics at Drexel University. He is studying biophysics in the field of neuroscience. His research focuses on neural networks and the physical advantages of the microcolumnar ordering in the brain compared to different orientations.

Physics Links

American Institute of Physics (AIP)

American Physical Society (APS)

Why choose a B.S. in physics?

Do you want to investigate the limits of space, the beginning of time, and everything in between? How about not only understanding the technology around us, but being a part of the next breakthrough? Want to save the planet or maybe just help people get better when they are ill? Or perhaps your interest lies in modeling the behavior of the stock market and making a lot of money while you are at it!

A physics degree is pathway to a plethora of careers. Physics is more than a subject... it is a way to think about the world. It is the critical thinking skills honed while pursuing a physics degree that future employers seek and value. The diverse examples of job placement below underscores the versatility of a physics degree to pursuing the career that is the best fit for you! The typical B.S. Physics curriculum schedule can be found here.

Life after WCU... where have recent alumni gone?

Tiger Optics Inc. Department of Energy Dupont University of Delaware
Temple University Drexel University Veritas Medical Solutions Thomas Jefferson University

Undergraduate Research:

Student Research One of the strengths of our department is the participation of students in research at the forefront of physics. Research opportunities exist in astronomy, biophysics, engineering, soft condensed matter, and thin films.