Our Department

If you dream big, the physics program at UM is the place to be. You can focus your physics degree in astronomy and learn about the inner workings of the universe, study computational physics and develop the skills required for computational modeling of physical systems, choose engineering physics and develop hands-on practical skills, or get the training to become a science teacher in K-12 schools. No matter what you choose, you’ll have exceptional opportunities for undergraduate research and hands-on learning.

There are many ways to extend your learning beyond the classroom as a physics major at UM. You can create and present shows at our planetarium, serve as a guide at the observatory or conduct research with our faculty members.

You won’t find a more excited, engaged and enthusiastic group on campus than our physics majors. You’ll also benefit from personal mentorship by faculty in a close-knit, supportive program where you’re inspired to think big and be your best.