Why study computational physics at Washburn?

Computational physics is the study and implementation of numerical analysis to solve problems in physics for which a quantitative theory already exists. Historically, computational physics was the first application of modern computers in science. Our department specializes in computational physics research, with a wide-range of applications, from the dynamics of neutron stars to how life on Earth is affected by radiation from space. Our small classes mean you get personal attention not available at larger universities. Students also participate in research projects in one-on-one collaboration with our professors. A degree in physics from Washburn University equips you to think clearly about the world around you, analyze problems, recognize connections, draw conclusions based on evidence, and apply your knowledge to a wide range of fields.

For a complete description of the individual classes, go to the course catalog at:

Academic Catalog

(Note, this link opens a pdf file of the entire undergraduate catalog in a new window.  When it opens, if you click on the ribbon icon in the upper right corner, it will open a page index.  If you click on any of the arrows, it will open a sub-menu for that section.  If you click on College of Arts and Sciences, you can then scroll down to the Mass Media Department and click on that link to open the course listing for Mass Media.)

GET IN TOUCH WITH Physics & Astronomy Department

Physics & Astronomy Department
Stoffer Science Hall, Room 210
1700 SW College Ave.
Topeka, KS 66621

Phone & Email
Phone: 785.670.2141

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