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Physics & Astronomy Department

Studying Physics or Engineering at Washburn

The Department of Physics & Astronomy at Washburn prepares you to work in fields related to physics and engineering. Students who graduate with a bachelor's degree in physics are well situated to join the workforce in physics or engineering fields or to continue their education in graduate school. Some of our graduates have even ended up studying law. Students who graduate with the Associate of Engineering-Physics are ready to transfer to any school that offers a four-year engineering degree.

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Crane Observatory

The Physics & Astronomy Department houses and operates the Crane Observatory and a planetarium, hidden gems in Topeka. Check it out during an open house and view the night sky through a Warner & Swasey refracting telescope built in the late 1800s.

GET IN TOUCH WITH Physics & Astronomy Department

Physics & Astronomy Department
Stoffer Science Hall, Room 210
1700 SW College Ave.
Topeka, KS 66621

Phone & Email
Phone: 785.670.2141

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