About the Physics Department
                    The Physics Department was founded in 1966 as a department in the College of Science which together with the College of Arts constituted Kuwait University at that time. Presently the department runs courses for more than 5000 students during the three semesters of fall, spring and summer. Besides serving our majors we function as a service department to the College of Engineering & Petroleum and to the College of Education. We also run service courses for the four Colleges of the Health Sciences Center: Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy and Allied Health.

                     The Physics Department, along with the Faculty of Science, is committed to periodic evaluation of its programs opting for their enhancement, and development in the light of new international trends in the field of Physics.
                     The vast new horizons opened by interdisciplinary areas of science present a challenge that must be met by educators. Young generations qualified to deal with modern issues and share the responsibility for the future must be prepared. The classical programs in basic sciences fall far short of meeting the demands of the new century. Hence, an overall review is not only a requirement for the survival of educational institutions; it is also a necessity for the advancement of our society. Toward this end, the programs offered by the Physics Department have undergone a thorough evaluation, identifying shortfalls and determining remedies.

                                                 The new program structure offers two main tracks:
1. Pure Physics
2. Engineering Physics.

                Both tracks differ significantly from the existing Physics and Applied Physics Programs.


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