The Physics Department is a community of faculty, students, and industrial sponsors striving for excellence in physics education supporting two unique work integrated Physics co-op degree programs, the science education needs of the university, and a knowledge based economy.

As the nation’s only fully co-op undergraduate physics program, Kettering’s Applied Physics and Engineering Physics majors prepare students for amazing careers with

  • early and continuous professional experience through our co-op education program, which offers so much more than a typical internship or part-time job;
  • more than two years of hands-on work experience solving real problems at places like NASA, Harley Davidson and Argonne National Laboratory;
  • experience working in  our exceptional, advanced laboratories —using equipment you wouldn’t be allowed to touch in most undergraduate programs; and
  • small classes in modern classrooms, with faculty who know how to take on complex problems and come up with doable, effective, and sometimes surprising solutions