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Undergraduate students wishing to study Physics at the University of Maryland must first apply to and be accepted by the university. For more information about applying to UMD, visit the Office of Undergraduate Admissions website.

Students who are interested in learning more about the Physics major are welcome to contact the department to schedule a visit and talk with an academic advisor. To schedule a visit, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Prospective graduate students should visit the page for Graduate Prospective Students.

About Our Undergraduate Program
For information on the degree requirements for the Physics major, view our Degree Requirements.


Prospective Student FAQs
If your question is not answered in the information below, feel free to contact an academic advisor at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

  • How many Physics majors are there at UMD?

There are approximately 320 Physics majors enrolled at the university. Physics majors enjoy small class sizes and lectures set in classrooms, not large lecture halls.

  • What are the opportunities for undergraduate research?

We encourage all Physics majors to get involved in research early during their time in the department. We hold an annual Undergraduate Research Fair in the fall, where professors present on their research and offer students a chance to learn more and discuss opportunities for long-term lab positions. Students are also able to participate in research for credit, as approved by the sponsoring professor and their advisor.