University of Vermont

Department of Physics

Undergraduate Physics at UVM The undergraduate physics program at the University of Vermont gives students a deep foundation of knowledge and problem-solving ability on which they can build a variety of careers. The department prides itself particularly on the quality of its teaching while also maintaining a vigorous set of research programs.

The diverse nature of faculty research interests assures students majoring in Physics an opportunity for unusually close interaction with their teachers and mentors. Students are encouraged to participate in ongoing research projects, and many get involved as early as their sophomore year. Qualified students enroll as seniors in independent work projects leading to a degree with honors.

Although many of our graduates continue their careers in physics or astronomy, a BA in physics also offers preparation for careers in such areas as industrial research and development, engineering, environmental sciences, medical physics, geophysics, oceanography, computer science, and energy resource management. It is also an ideal preparation for entering professional schools such as medicine, law, teaching, engineering, or business management. Reflecting the diversity of careers available to our students, the department offers two options for the major in physics. In addition, the department offers a minor concentration in physics, which is an excellent complement to degrees in engineering, related sciences, or other fields.

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