Whether you are a high school student, prospective transfer student, or a current U-M student contemplating a Physics major/minor, the resources to the right can help you to find more information about our concentrations and department.
Undergraduate Physics Degrees
B.S. in Physics
A.B. or B.S. in Interdisciplinary Physics
Academic Minor in Physics
Teaching Certificate in Physics
If you are interested in pursuing physics as a concentration, you should schedule an appointment to talk with a concentration counselor as early as possible. In a face-to-face meeting we can much better provide you with the information you need. Since much of the physics curriculum is sequential, with one course building on another, it is a good idea to do some planning of your curriculum early on.
The Interdisciplinary Physics concentration allows students the flexibility to supplement their core study of physics with courses in complementary fields. This concentration can be effective preparation for graduate study in the sciences, for medical, law, and business schools, or for direct entry into the job market. Because students pursuing the Interdisciplinary Physics degree have a wide variety of career goals, advising from a Physics concentration advisor is especially important.
Prerequisites for Declaring a Physics or IP Concentration
- Math courses up through Math 216 (differential equations) or the equivalent.
- One of the following introductory sequences and labs
- 135/136 & 235/236 (life sciences)
- 140/141 & 240/241
- 160/161 & 260/261 (Honor's- more in depth, smaller class size)
- Physics 340/341.
Prerequisites for Declaring a Minor
- Math courses up through Math 216 (differential equations) or the equivalent. The prerequisites may be met by Advanced Placement credits.
For more information about any of our programs, see our Concentration Information page.