Prospective Students

There are many advantages to studying Physics at Maryland, such as small class-sizes, outstanding teachers and very talented classmates. We provide a separate track of physics courses taught entirely by our faculty even at the introductory level! However, we believe that the most important physics education occurs outside the classroom, and we encourage all of our major to participate in cutting-edge research with our internationally recognized faculty.

Through participation in research projects, our students learn what it takes to conduct world-class scientific research and decide whether they have the passion to pursue this career path. Whether you decide to continue to study physics in graduate school or work in fields such as engineering, software development, law, business or education, a bachelor's degree in physics from Maryland provides an excellent foundation. Our very talented undergraduates have a passion for physics that helps create a dynamic and collegial atmosphere in which to study, but they have a wide variety of interests and talents in many other areas, including music, sports, art and theater.


Contact Us

Office of Student Services

1120 John S. Toll Physics Building
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742

Undergraduate Student Services Staff:

Tom Cohen,
Associate Chair for Undergraduate Education
Tom Gleason,
Associate Director for Student Services
Logan Anbinder
Academic Advisor

Visit Us

Visit Maryland Day
On Visit Maryland Day, you and your family will have the opportunity to speak with faculty, meet current and new students, take tours of campus and learn more about Maryland's academic and student services.

Schedule a Tour
We highly recommend that you visit us when classes are in session and sit in on a class or two so that you can see the quality of our teaching for yourself. You can also meet our undergraduate advisor, our associate chair for undergraduate education, some of our current students and professors who would be happy to answer your questions about our program. Please contact Student Services to make arrangements.

Department of Physics

University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742-4111
Phone: 301.405.3401
Fax: 301.314.9525