The Department of Physics at Southern Illinois University-Carbondale offers four separate undergraduate applied physics degree specializations in addition to Masters and Doctorates in Physics. The Department has several major, federally funded research projects and actively encourages student participation in research of both graduate and undergraduate students. Several registered student organizations are available to students on campus including a few specific to the interestes of Physics majors; The Physics Club and Society of Physics Students, and the Saluki Astronomy Association. Both experimental and theoretical work is now being undertaken and opportunities abound for research assistantships. Such research, especially for students in our applied physics specializations will provide opportunities for cutting-edge research experience which will aid in job and graduate education. BS degrees in physics provide excellent opportunities for high-paying jobs with very low unemployment rates. (See American Institute of Physics research.) The Department has fourteen faculty members working in various areas of experimental and theoretical Physics. Considering an Undergraduate degree or curious about careers in physics? See our presentation here.