• Roman Alvarado ALPhA Lab laser
  • Launching the Trebuchet, Fall 2014
  • Planetarium Instructor looking at Constellations
  • Maddy Boettner, Century College graduate and UWRF undergrad in Physics



WELCOME to the UWRF Physics Department, part of the UW System Center of Excellence for Undergraduate Physics and Chemistry.

We help students learn physics and astronomy by maintaining a rigorous, quality curriculum within a supportive environment.

For students interested in engineering, we provide affordable plans in pre-engineering, engineering, the physics dual degree program and numerous certificate options.

Our mission includes excellent teaching, individualized advising, opportunities for student research, and public outreach.

Please see the university scholarships, and scholarships for physics majors routinely available to help make tuition more affordable.

Learn more about the variety of careers for physics majors and find undergraduate STEM research opportunities.

See our Observatory page for images from space and updates by NASA.


Our response to COVID-19: The Physics Department takes safety precautions seriously and will abide by all university measures to help ensure student health.

Alumni News...

Alan Kruizenga

Alan Kruingza photo
"Physics Alumni Success Story"

►Learn more about our students and alumni, including an update on Alan Kruizenga, in the summer 2020 Physics Department E-Newsletter.

Interested in research?
Find out more about SPIE and the possibilities in optics.

Contact Us

Physics Department
Phone: 715-425-3235

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