WFU Department of Physics Wake Forest University


Wake Forest Physics
Nationally recognized for teaching excellence;
internationally respected for research advances;
a focused emphasis on interdisciplinary study and close student-faculty collaboration; committed
to a diverse and inclusive environment.

Why study physics at Wake Forest?

Having fun studying in the Guthold labThe Physics doctoral program offers a comprehensive course of study in classical and modern physics, with intensive training in one of the frontier areas of modern research, including biophysics, nano-technology and materials physics, condensed matter physics, gravitation and particle physics and optical and laser physics.  Our research facilities are state-of-the-art and Wake Forest Physics Department faculty are committed to developing their students as outstanding scientists and researchers.


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University highlights:

Compared to other national universities, Wake Forest University is ranked #25 by US News and World Report and #19 by Forbes Magazine and the Center for College Affordability & Productivity.

  • The US News and World Report rankings are based on educational details, including faculty-student ratios, admissions selectivity, financial resources and alumni giving.
  • The Forbes ranking is an "outcomes-based ranking", which focuses on graduation rates, numbers of students winning major awards, and achievement-based measures.

Department highlights:

Students have the opportunity to work with faculty who are nationally and internationally recognized for their research effortsCenter for Structural Biology

Students can begin their research early and receive significant individual guidance from the faculty. 

Strong interdisciplinary research efforts with other departments, including Computer Science, Chemistry, Biology, and the Wake Forest University Medical School and Comprehensive Cancer Center

Special programs in Structural & Computational Biophysics, Medical Physics, or joint MS with Computer Science

Students are issued a laptop computer upon matriculation

Graduate students from many departments are both active and interactive - see Graduate Student Association

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100 Olin Physical Laboratory
Wake Forest University
Winston-Salem, NC 27109-7507
Phone: (336) 758-5337, FAX: (336) 758-6142