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Understand and transform the world around you

Explore the foundations of physics and its mathematical tools. Through a combination of theory and experiment learn about quantum physics, condensed matter physics, nanoscience, relativity, particle physics and more. Develop important mathematics skills and apply them to biological, physical, computer, engineering and social science problems.

Tailor your university experience to suit your strengths and get the practical experience combined with the theoretical knowledge you need to succeed.

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Study physics and mathematics at Griffith

The majors within physics and mathematics are part of our Bachelor of Science program giving you a flexible, interdisciplinary and innovative course offered on our Nathan campus.

Our expertise as educators grows from our desire to do exceptional research. You will be able to hone your skills through work placements and third-year research projects, where you will work alongside nationally- and internationally- recognised researchers preparing you for industry or a research related career path.

5-Star Rated

Science at Griffith has rated 5-stars for Educational Experience, Teaching Quality and Student Support by the Good Universities Guide 2018, a leading independent provider of high-quality education and career information.

Jessie Christiansen

Bachelor of Science

Jessie Christiansen has always been a starry-eyed dreamer; she helped start her high school’s first astronomy club. That early passion for astrophysics has burned bright ever since, propelling her studies and research into a stellar career that landed her the prize role of Staff Scientist at NASA’s Exoplanet Science Institute, based at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech). Jessie works on the NASA Exoplanet Archive, which is how NASA keeps track of how many exoplanets have been found (planets around other stars), as well as her own research into how common planets are around other stars. ‘Doing the Advanced Studies extension of the Bachelor of Science at Griffith was such an amazing opportunity to do research in a variety of labs and disciplines—I moved atoms around, I fired proton beams and I modelled the interiors of stars.’ Caltech recognised Jessie recently with NASA’s Exceptional Engineering Achievement Medal, a high honour awarded for a scientist’s ‘unusually significant engineering contributions’.

Jessie Christiansen

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Employment opportunities are as diverse as the subjects themselves; with our graduates employed in a broad range of careers, from software development to meteorology to working out how proteins fold to developing algorithms for the banking sector.

Physics and mathematics majors are a great preparation for almost any career, because they give you the tools to analyse complex problems and a strong quantitative background that can be applied in any technical field.

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Monday 24 February — Monday 24 February

Trimester 1: Teaching and exams

Includes study and exam period from Thursday 28 May to Friday 6 June.

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Wednesday 29 April — Thursday 30 April

Parent and Student Information Webinars

We understand that high school students and their families have many questions about the transition to tertiary study. Register for one of our online webinars and get the right advice from our expert study advisers to support your child's journey to university.

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Monday 11 May — Thursday 14 May

Mature Student Open Evenings

No matter whether you’re returning to university after a few years off, starting study for the first time or looking for a postgraduate degree to further your career, we can help you find the right study path.

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Wednesday 13 May — Thursday 14 May

Gold Coast Careers Festival - CANCELLED

Visit the Griffith University stand at the Gold Coast Careers Festival to talk to our expert advisers about your study goals, life at Griffith, online study options and more.

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Monday 22 June — Wednesday 24 June

Trimester 2: Orientation

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Monday 29 June — Saturday 10 October

Trimester 2: Teaching and exams

Includes study and exam period from Thursday 1 October to Saturday 10 October.

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Saturday 18 July — Sunday 19 July

Tertiary Studies Expo (TSXPO)

TSXPO is for anyone considering further study. Talk to our academic and professional staff about our degrees, flexible study options, admission pathways, how to apply, scholarships and support services. Entry is free.

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Tuesday 21 July — Tuesday 21 July

Sunshine Coast Daily Careers Expo

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Monday 3 August — Monday 3 August

Townsville Careers Expo

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Sunday 9 August — Sunday 9 August

Open Day

On Open Day, you’ll find general information about all our degrees at each campus, as well as essential information about student support services, admissions, scholarships and postgraduate studies. It’s a great time to get to know our campuses, experience life at Griffith, explore your study options and find the information you need to make a decision about your future.

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Thursday 27 August — Thursday 27 August

Cairns Youth and Careers Expo

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Monday 14 September — Thursday 17 September

Mature Student Open Evenings

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Friday 9 October — Saturday 10 October

Brisbane Careers and Employment Expo

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Monday 19 October — Friday 23 October

Trimester 3: Orientation

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