UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN River Falls

Academics

Physics Degrees at UWRF

UWRF offers majors and programs that are flexible to accommodate a variety of careers.

Physics: There are two options with this degree program. Option I is recommended as preparation for graduate studies in physics or for industrial research. Option II is recommended for students wanting maximum flexibility for study in other areas, as it requires 14 fewer credits in physics to graduate. Typical Physics course plan.

Secondary Education Physics: This program is designed for students wishing to teach physics in secondary schools after graduation.

Physical Science Major: This program is designed for students majoring in Broad Field Science with a certification in Physics.

Applied Physics for Industry and Engineering (APIE): Prepares highly-competitive graduates for industry, graduate school, or starting a new business. Provides a firm physics foundation with written and oral professional communication proficiency, and focused skills in at least one of four selected certificate areas---Opto-Electronics, Biology, Enterpreneurship, Mechanics.  Typical APIE course plan.

Dual Degree Program: Earn a Bachelor of Science degree in Physics from UW-River Falls and a Bachelor of Science degree in engineering at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, University of Wisconsin-Madison, or another partner institution.

Degrees earned:
     B.S. Applied Physics, University of Wisconsin-River Falls
     B.S. Engineering, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, University of Wisconsin-Madison, or another partner institution
Years to completion:  about 5

Pre-Engineering: Complete two years at UW-River Falls and two years at an engineering university.

Degrees earned:
     B.S. Engineering
Years to completion:  about 4

Bachelor of Science in Physics & Master of Science (or Ph.D.) in Engineering: Earn a Bachelor of Science in Physics or Chemistry at UW-River Falls and a Master of Engineering or Ph.D. from an Engineering Graduate school.

Degrees earned:
     B.S. Physics, University of Wisconsin-River Falls
     M.S. or Ph.D. in Engineering, engineering university
Years to completion:  about 6 (more for a Ph.D.)

Minor in Physics-Liberal Arts or Education

Contact Us

Physics Department
physics@uwrf.edu
Phone: 715-425-3235
Fax:   715-425-0652