Physicists strive to discover more about the way our world works—from the smallest particles to the largest galaxies. You’ll explore the physical properties behind the behavior of the universe through a curriculum that prepares you for graduate school and a future in academia and research, or share your knowledge and love of physics with tomorrow’s problem solvers as a physics teacher.

Customize your degree with:

Choose from either a Bachelor of Arts (BA) or a Bachelor of Science (BS). As a BA major, you’ll have a liberal arts degree that provides you with a foundation in physics while also allowing you to pursue other interests. If you’re looking to continue on to grad school or a career in a physics field, the BS degree is your best option. Focus areas are available in

  • Astrophysics
  • Atmospheric physics
  • Computational physics
  • Experimental physics
  • Computational biophysics

Minors are available in

Take courses like:

  • Electricity and Magnetism
  • Optics
  • Quantum Physics
  • Galactic Astrophysics
  • Theoretical Physics

Get hands-on experience like:

  • Conducting your own undergraduate research project through the Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) program
  • Working directly with faculty mentors on research projects involving cloud physics, materials and laser physics, and integrated magneto-photonics.
  • Using state-of-the-art equipment for lab assignments, research, and projects such as the Amjoch Observatory, which is equipped with a computer-controlled Meade 16-inch LS-200 telescope, complete with the ST-8 CCD camera and UBVRI filter
  • Getting involved in the Society of Physics Students, a national professional organization

Get a job like:

  • Laboratory Technician
  • High School Physics Teacher
  • Coordinator of Youth Programs
  • Laboratory and Demonstration Coordinator

Work for companies like:

  • High schools
  • Universities
  • Government agencies

Learn more about physics at Michigan Tech!