Department of Physics
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The Department of Physics is number one in the nation for awarding African Americans baccalaureate degrees in physics and the physical sciences. The Department of Physics is making strides to explore opportunities as a research oriented department that will ensure hands-on development of the concepts in physics and engineering.

With an extensive networking system, students with a major in physics or engineering are guaranteed to experience many opportunities for learning and exploring the world of physics and engineering.

Physics and Engineering courses are taught with the concepts of comprehend, understand, and apply. This approach to physics and engineering develops a profound basis for all general and upper level courses. Electives are geared to establish a liberal education with a focus on critical thinking skills, which are necessary to assure understanding and retention of information.

Physics students can pursue one of three degree programs:

  • Bachelor of Science (B.S.)
  • Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)
  • Dual Degree in Engineering (B.S. or B.A.)

For more information about majoring in physics/engineering at Xavier, please contact the Department Head and Director of the Engineering Program, Dr. Anderson Sunda-Meya, at 504-520-5107, or


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