Welcome to the Department of Physics

As a department, we are a community of more than 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, located 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.

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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.