UCA provides a balanced program for students. We are large enough to provide a variety of opportunities. You can work with faculty in physical acoustics, bio-physics, observational astronomy, astro-physics, physics education, computational physics, or general relativity. UCA is still small enough that the faculty get to know the students.
As a sample of what you can accomplish here at UCA, below are a few of the student poster titles from the April 15, 2016 College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics Poster Symposium.
Potential Differences in Problem Solving Approaches When Using Different Textbooks
Using the H-β Emission Line as a Means of Mass Determination for Spiral Galaxy AGNs
La and Eu Abundances in Metal-poor Halo Stars
Derivation of the Kinematical Scattering Factor, and Testing it as a Function of Sample Atomic Number, Energy of the Ion Beam and the Scattering Angle
Designing and Building a Fluid-Powered Bicycle
Modeling Lightning Formations in a Numerical Thunderstorm Model
Effect of Hind-Limb Suspension and X-Ray Irradiation on Elasticity of Rat Bones
The focus of the faculty in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at UCA is educating undergraduate physics majors. Your success is our main goal.
Here is another great example of what you can do with a physics degree from UCA.
Dr. David James graduated with a BS in Physics from UCA in 2002. He now works as a research scientist at the Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics in Boulder, Colorado. While a graduate student, David worked on the Student Dust Collector one of the experiments that was active on the New Horizons mission to Pluto. Enjoy a short video that he helped put together describing space dust and how to study it.