The physics program at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point offers Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degrees in physics, with emphases available for applied mechanics or electronics, as well as teacher certification. Students may also lay the foundation for a career in biomedical, civil, industrial, materials or mechanical engineering as part of a physics/engineering dual-degree program offered through a partnership with UW-Milwaukee.
Explore Career Opportunities in Physics
The Department of Physics and Astronomy plays a central role in helping its graduates find satisfying and appropriate employment upon degree completion. Graduates have found work as applications engineers, chemists, contractors, combat engineers, researchers, system administrators and teachers; and pursued further schooling in aeronautical engineering, applied physics, astronomy, civil and environmental engineering, mathematics, nuclear engineering and security technologies.
Get Involved on Campus
As undergraduates, students are encouraged to pursue a variety of research interests. Many graduating seniors have co-authored published articles in scientific journals; others have presented talks describing their research projects at national conferences and meetings. Approximately half of our graduating seniors accept fellowships or assistantships for advanced study at institutions across the country.
Gain Experience Outside the Classroom
Physics majors at UW-Stevens Point enjoy study abroad opportunities, including academic coursework at sites worldwide, London internships and short travel courses covering specialized topics. Many students in the department are employed in relevant positions during their studies. Research assistants, tutors, graders, planetarium staff members and laboratory assistants are routinely hired by the department. In addition, special scholarships provide financial support to a number of students in physics and astronomy.
Meet Your Physics Professors
UW-Stevens Point physics classes are small, and students majoring in physics are able to work directly with faculty early in their academic careers. Faculty conduct research in areas such as astrophysics, solid state ionics, superconductivity, liquid crystals and femtosecond lasers. Meet your professors