• Roman Alvarado ALPhA Lab laser
  • PHYS Student Research 2020 Lissajous
  • 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.

UWRF routinely offers university scholarships, and we have scholarships for physics majors to help make tuition more affordable.

Interferometer 2020 students
Students build a dual-color Michelson interferometer in Advanced Lab.

SPIE Optics
Interested in research opportunities?
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Alumni News...

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 Alan Kruizenga
"Alumni Success Story"

►Learn more about our students & alumni, including Alan Kruizenga, in our biannual E-Newsletter

Contact Us

Physics Department
Phone: 715-425-3235

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