Join our Undergraduate Program in Physics
After becoming well-trained in critical thinking and problem solving, many physics majors move on to computational programs, engineering programs, medical schools, or even business or law degrees. The department also offers a special major for life science (premed) students leading to the Bachelor of Arts degree. Our B.A. graduates have exceptionally high acceptance rates (over 95%) at medical schools. An average of 30 undergraduate and 40 graduate physics majors are enrolled in any given semester.
Join our Graduate Program in Physics
The Department of Physics and Astronomy offers Master’s and PhD degrees in Physics, and all students admitted to our graduate program receive full financial support. The University of Mississippi carries the R1 Carnegie designation reserved for doctoral universities with the highest level of research activity.
Learn more about our research successes
UM’s LIGO Team announces the first detection of gravitational waves
Announcement of the discovery of the Higgs boson
UM’s National Center for Physical Acoustics