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Undergraduate Students

The University of Michigan has one of the country's premier programs for the training of undergraduate students in physics. The Physics Department has abundant facilities for instruction in physics and offers a wide variety of experimental and theoretical research programs.

Undergraduates interested in physics have several degree choices:

  • Physics (B.S.)
  • Interdisciplinary Physics (B.S. or B.A.)
  • Physics Minor
  • Teacher Certification in Physics

Students who are interested in pursuing a major or minor in physics should meet with an advisor as early as possible to discuss the proram and work out a plan that meets their educational goals.

Undergraduate students participate in cutting-edge research at the University of Michigan. UM has a very broad base of research including the natural sciences, social sciences, medicine, and engineering. These resources afford undergraduates opportunities to do research in many physics-related areas, take cognate courses in a variety of departments, and interact with a diverse student population.

The analytical and quantitative thinking skills you develop as you work toward your degree will be of great value in many different careers. Physics majors often go on to: 

  • graduate work in physics or another field
  • employment in industry, software development, or an associated field
  • professional school in medicine, business, law, or an associated area.


Physics Department Class of 2021

A website celebrating our graduates can be found at this link!