Physics/Astrophysics & Astronomy
Butler University and the Department of Physics and Astronomy can offer you a hands-on individual experience that will prepare you for graduate research in physics or astronomy, or to be an applied physicist or engineer in industry, a high school physics teacher, a physician, a patent lawyer, or medical physicist. Our students have gone on to graduate study at places such as the University of California, MIT, Stanford, Cal Tech, Washington University, and Johns Hopkins to name a few.
Research and Internships
Work with our faculty and leading experts in paid research. Our students have done research at CERN, Harvard University, the University of Tokyo, The University of Science and Technology of China and served internships with Cummins, Raytheon, Commercial Forged Products and more, gaining hands-on experience in such fields as engineering, observational astronomy, nanotechnology, computational physics, and theoretical astrophysics.
You’ll have class and research access to the largest public telescope in Indiana in Holcomb Observatory and Planetarium. Butler’s partnership with the Southeastern Association for Research in Astronomy (SARA) provides remote access to telescopes on three continents.