What U-M Physics Students Are Doing
Congratulations to the Sigma Pi Sigma Inductees of 2013
22 U-M Students Joined the Ranks of Sigma Pi Sigma in 2012
UMich Society of Physics Students Wins Outstanding Chapter Award for 2011!
A young girl gives diffracting glasses a try at Physics Pallooza 2011, hosted by the UMich Society of Physics Students.
The Outstanding Chapter Awards for 2011, recently announced on the Society of Physics Students national website, named our very own chapter among the victors in Zone 7. The explanation points out that "Ann Arbor had a huge list of speakers at the biweekly chapter meetings" in addition to their "excelling and extensive outreach efforts."
The criteria for the award include:
Congratulations to the University of Michigan SPS students for their achievement! More information about the group, including news and a list of upcoming meetings and speakers, can be found on their website.
About the Physics Program
The University of Michigan has one of the country's premier programs for the training of undergraduate and graduate students in physics. The Physics Department has abundant facilities for instruction in physics and offers a wide variety of experimental and theoretical research programs open to undergraduate and graduate students.
Undergraduates concentrating in physics have several degree choices:
- Professional Physics Plan (B.S.)
- Interdisciplinary Physics Plan (A.B. or B.S.)
- Honors Physics/Honors Interdisciplinary Physics
- Physics Minor
The analytical and quantitative thinking skills you will develop as you work toward any of these degrees will be of great value in many different careers. Most physics majors at U-M follow one (or more) of three paths after graduation:
- graduate work in physics or another field
- employment in industry, software development, or an associated field
- professional school in medicine, business, law, or an associated area
The undergraduate program web pages offer an introduction to why physics graduates remain at the forefront of science and technology advances, an overview of degree programs offered within the Department, an introduction to research opportunities for undergraduates (along with profiles of the work done by some current and past undergrads), and an outline of career opportunities in physics.