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Welcome to the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh Department of Physics/Astronomy!

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Society of Physics Students (SPS) members (2017). SPS sponsors physics-related field trips, outreach events, conferences, and special speakers. The current SPS President is Patrick Gens (middle front). 

What can you do with a physics major?

The Department of Physics/Astronomy prepares students as research physicists, lead engineers, professors, high school teachers, and for many other positions. For a list of who's hiring students with a bachelor's degree in physics in Wisconsin and across the country, click here:

Who's Hiring a Physics Bachelor's?

Student research opportunities in physics

Department of Physics/Astronomy faculty are active in many areas of physics research, including: 

  • astronomy/astrophysics
  • condensed matter physics/nanotechnology
  • physics education
  • experimental particle physics (FAIR collaboration pending, 2018)
Most physics majors conduct one-on-one physics research with a faculty member.  

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Dedication to quality teaching and individual student attention

We are dedicated to quality teaching in the classroom and in the laboratory. We also pride ourselves on the individual attention we give to our students. Upper-level physics courses typically enroll between 10-15 students. Click here for the current Undergraduate Bulletin for the Department of Physics Astronomy (2017-2019).


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Dr. Nadia Kaltcheva (Department Co-Chair) at the recent Aerospace Jam event in Milwaukee. 

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