Physics is the study of physical phenomena in our universe. It seeks to explain and describe physical interactions using the concepts of force and energy. At NMU, students are steeped in challenging coursework and top-notch training, developing comprehensive knowledge of the sciences along with the technology and research skills needed to succeed in the field or in graduate school.
Our professors work closely with each student to shape the best curriculum to meet your specific career goals. You’ll have the benefit of small class sizes and personal attention and the chance to join faculty in research projects on campus, such as analyzing the internal structure of neutrons or detecting radionuclides in local river beds. State-of-the-art equipment and technology, two observatories and various research labs are at your disposal. You might even present at the Argonne National Laboratory research symposium, which our students attend each year.
Our graduates have gone on to careers as teachers (much in demand), physicists, bio-, medical-, astroand geo-physicists, and oceanographers, or continued their studies to become a physician, lawyer or engineer. The field offers excellent earning potential. Learn more