Welcome to the Department of Physics
As a department, we are a community of over 150, including faculty, administrative staff, postdocs, visiting scientists, and graduate and undergraduate students. Devoted to our teaching, service and research missions, all of our 19 faculty teach lecture courses and actively involve students in their research. Our research program is “decidedly noncomprehensive”, with intentional foci on fundamental and applied condensed matter and nanoscale physics. Our campus home is Higgins Hall, at the heart of the BC Chestnut Hill campus at the western edge of Boston, and fully renovated in 2002 with state-of-the-art teaching and research laboratories.
Undergraduate Research Opportunities
The Department of Physics at Boston College offers a 100% guarantee that a research opportunity will be made available to all physics majors that seek one, providing they meet the required criteria.
We go to great lengths to honor this commitment.
Integrated Sciences Cleanroom and
Open to both Boston College and External Users, this laboratory is home to over 30 high-end micro and nanoscale instrumentation systems worth several million dollars.
REU: Integrated Science For Society
The Boston College Research Experience for Undergraduates (BC-REU) will provide a unique opportunity for 10 undergraduates per year to work in teams across disciplines, focusing on scientific solutions to energy and biological problems.