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

Physics offers department and peer advising to undergraduate students. Please see the information below to determine which type of advising is the best fit for you.

Department Advisors

Physics department advisors are either current Physics faculty or the Undergraduate Program Coordinator who can provide in-person or Zoom appointments.

Department advisors can help with: 

  • Exploring the major or minor
  • Declaring a major or minor
  • Major or minor progress
  • Course selection
  • Preparing for graduate school
  • Finding research
  • Major or minor releases
  • Exceptions

Peer Advisors

Peer Advisors are current Physics majors with a variety of experiences and perspectives who can help guide you. Peer advising will be done via email.

Peer advisors can help with: 

  • Experiences in specific physics classes (workload, instruction, structure, prerequisites, etc.).
  • Advice on how to balance workload of classes.
  • How to contact faculty about research and/or how to narrow down research interests. 
  • Experiences with majoring in Physics, in addition to other areas of study (double majors, minors, etc.) including difficulty, strategies for success and additional resources.
  • Experiences in extracurricular activities (physics or otherwise!).