The Department of Physics offers students the opportunity to pursue some of nature’s deepest secrets. Physics students discover the structures and interactions that constitute the Universe, from the smallest components inside atoms to the largest galaxies, and from living cells to new materials.
The American Institute of Physics has named UR's Physics Department to its list of large programs for the first time this year. Learn more.
As spring registration approaches, the Physics Department has instituted a new registration policy for PHYS 131 and 132. Students interested in either of these courses should read the updated policy on the department blog.
Physics: Great Career Preparation
No matter what you have planned for your future, a physics education can provide you with a great foundation to get there.
Undergraduate physics majors have:
- The second highest average MCAT score in 2012. Only economics majors scored higher.
- The second highest average LSAT score in 2012. Only mathematics majors scored higher.
- The highest mean GMAT score from 2008-2012.
UR's Society of Physics Students is recognized as an Outstanding Chapter
In physics professor Matt Trawick's lab, students like Greg Hamilton, '17, are honing their research skills
Recent graduate's interdisciplinary education and fascination with antiquity inspired her to create a 2-D model of ancient Rome.
Physics professor Jerry Gilfoyle discusses research and careers in nuclear physics and public policy
Physics department hosts grand opening celebration to dedicate alumna's gift
75 students presented summer research, alumna spoke of own undergraduate research experience