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 given semester. Apply now!
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. More than 40 graduate students are enrolled in our Master’s and Ph.D. programs. Apply now!
Learn more about our research successes
Global simulcast of the announcement from CERN of the discovery of the Higgs boson
UM’s LIGO Team announces the first detection of gravitational waves