Prospective Students

If you are interested in learning more about the physics program and specialized opportunities at KU, consider scheduling an on-campus visitation.

Even if you cannot make a scheduled campus-wide visitation event, the doors to physics are still open! The Physics program welcomes prospective students interested in any or all our tracks to schedule a personalized on-campus visit. The best part is, we can customize your visit to meet your needs. Meet one-on-one with faculty to learn more about the program and have your questions answered. Sit in on a lecture if you like, to get an opportunity to experience a KU physics class. Tour the laboratory and research facilities to learn more about current projects and opportunities. Meet current students in the program to get answers to your behind-the-scenes questions about physics and life at KU. The possibilities are endless. To schedule a personalized on-campus visit, please email us

Boehm Science Building

Home of the physical sciences departments and laboratories at Kutztown

Nanoscale Thermal Sciences Laboratory

The Physical Sciences Department at KU offers students the opportunity to learn and research through practical experience

C.R. Chambliss Astronomical Observatory

Located on the roof of the Grim Science Building

Kutztown Planetarium

The planetarium is not only a valuable resource for KU students, but is also a site for University events and public shows

Technology and Prototyping Lab

Kutztown students are encouraged to use 3D printing and scaling technology to complete coursework and research

Exterior view of Boehm science building
Laser and optical components on an optical table
Exterior view of dome and telescope at night
View of a black hole on the planetarium dome
Bed and printing head of 3D printer


Join the faculty and students at the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences fall STEM open house on Saturday April 13, 2024. Meet with the physics faculty and learn more about the requirements and benefits of a degree in physics. Explore how one of the four available topic specializations tracks will help facilitate your career goals. Tour the labs and research spaces available to KU students while learning about current projects and available opportunities.  

For more information and to register, please visit the STEM Open House page.



Students at Kutztown not only have an opportunity to join a community of scholars from diverse backgrounds who all share a passion for science, they have the opportunity live as part of a scientific community. The physical sciences living and learning community allows students to join a mutually-supportive residential environment of like-minded students with common interests and academic goals. For more information, see the Living and Learning Community page.