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Prospective Student Information

ISU and the ISU Physics department are here to assist your entry into the ISU Physics program. The ISU Physics department uses the general admissions department to screen applicants for undergraduate studies. See the links below to start on your way.

Applying and Registering

Program Description

Area Description

Research and Facilities

Attention prospective grad students:

We are not currently accepting students for the 2022-2023 academic year. Please feel free to apply when we start accepting applications for the 2023-2024 academic year.

Thank you


What do physicists do? 

Physicists work in educational, industrial, and government sectors, with jobs from research to production, even the financial and computer industries. Physicists are well suited to tasks that require stepwise problem-solving skills. These skills include analytical and logical thinking, moderately advanced math skills, good observational and communicational skills.

How long will it take to graduate with a Bachelors of Science in Physics from ISU? 

The length of a student's education is dependent on the pace with which a student passes required courses. However, if a student strictly follows the program outlined in the ISU Undergraduate Catalog, as approved by an advisor, it can be completed in eight regular semesters (Fall/Spring).

A Masters of Science in Physics will take additional time. Please contact an advisor for more assistance.

Where is the Physics building located? 

It is located in the Physical Science Building:
785 S. 8th Ave.
Pocatello, ID 83209