The Department of Physics and Astronomy is dedicated to providing undergraduates with quality instruction and opportunities to participate in exciting research projects.

One of 13 departments within the College of Letters and Science, the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point offers coursework leading to the Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree in physics. In addition to the traditional physics major designed to provide a firm basis for graduate study, the department offers physics majors which emphasize applied mechanics or applied electronics, as well as a major leading to secondary school teacher certification.

Physics and Astronomy Colloquia


Allen F. Blocher Planetarium
and Arthur J. Pejsa Observatory

Photo by Aaron Schaufenbuel
Photo by Aaron Schaufenbuel

The Allen F. Blocher Planetarium offers public programs throughout the summer and academic year. The Arthur J. Pejsa Observatory is open on clear evenings (M-W) when classes are in session.