Department of Physics and Astronomy

University of Mississippi

Undergraduate Admissions

Physics is an exciting major. Our course of study will prepare you for a research career in an industrial or government laboratory, or for graduate study in experimental and theoretical 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 physics majors are enrolled in any one semester. For mor information about our program please see our Undergraduate Program page.

Admission requirements for entering freshmen are based primarily on two factors: scores on standardized tests and high school academic performance. The average American College Test (ACT) score for physics majors is 27. Equal numbers of undergraduate students seek B.A. and B.S. degrees.

For more admissions information, and to apply for admission, please see the university’s admissions web site.