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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, a field with a broad variety of pathways and specializations, 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.

NSF funding supports continued research at South Pole neutron monitor

Physics Professor Suruj Seunarine earned the $450,000 NSF grant, paid out over three years, that will allow physics faculty and students to continue to pursue science while operating and maintaining the neutron monitor station at the South Pole. READ MORE


UWRF recognizes physics dual degree graduate, Sydney Hall Wittmier, with Outstanding Young Alumni Award during Evening of Excellence.

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READ MORE about our continued learning for educators: STEP UP workshop (6/22) & "Quantum for All" (6/27 - 7/1).

Contact Us

Physics Department
Phone: 715-425-3235

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