Undergraduate Admissions

Physics

Physics student working on an experiment involving lasers.

Discover how the universe works.

Matter, energy, and interaction—physics isn’t just for scientists. Michigan Tech’s program addresses lab- and research-based career paths, and also offers an option for continuing on to other careers like law and business with solid problem-solving skills.

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.

Huskies join the Society of Physics Students MTU branch. Use the Amjoch Observatory. They conduct research projects on their own, and with faculty.

Crazy Smart Experiences:

  • 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

Create the Future with Careers In:

  • Laboratory Technology
  • Youth Program Coordination
  • Laboratory and Demonstration Coordination

Huskies Get Hired By:

  • Schools
  • Government agencies
"The Michigan Tech physics department is like a community. Everyone is willing to help you with physics questions, research questions, or anything you need."Owen, 2018

Customize your Degree:

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:

  • Astrophysics
  • Nanoscale Science and Engineering
  • Physics

Take Courses Like:

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

Learn more about physics at Michigan Tech!