Scholarships Available! The department has several scholarships we will be awarding over the next few weeks. Please review the Scholarships page and apply! Some Scholarship applications close on Wednesday, March 11!
REU List: The Department of Physics and Astronomy encourages our majors to apply for summer research experiences. Most of these applications require letters of recommendation. See Dr. Lindaas' page on requesting Letters of Recommendation. It is specific to him, but most other faculty in the department take a similar approach.
Our mission is to provide excellent undergraduate instruction in physics
and astronomy. In lower division courses, faculty use lecture demonstrations,
cooperative learning methods, hands-on activities, and field trips to
develop a broad working knowledge of physics. In upper division courses,
in addition to the above methods, students learn through cooperative
projects, research with faculty, and hands-on instrumentation and computation
About the Department of Physics and Astronomy
The MSUM Physics and Astronomy program is a student-centered program. We provide
students with educational opportunities in the classroom and outside it in
order to improve their preparation for a career using physics.
We have facilities including a nanotechnology and robotics lab, a student-built
NMR machine, and the Paul P. Feder observatory.
Our faculty have high quality research programs in
space physics, robotics, extragalactic, galactic, and
solar system astrophysics, and physics education. Our undergraduate students
participate in these research programs and gain experience to prepare them
for careers in physics and related fields.