Why major in physics? Many students who major in physics as undergraduates enter graduate schools for work leading to the M.S. or Ph.D. degrees. Others seek employment in a wide range of fields in government, business, and industry. Since current research, both pure and applied, involves interdisciplinary efforts, the broad training of physics with its stress on fundamentals proves to be a valuable experience.
Declaring a Physics Major
If you wish to declare a physics major, you will need to speak to one of the physics advisors. You can contact them directly, or email email@example.com to setup an appointment. A physics major can be declared after completing at least one physics course at UW–Madison that counts toward the major. Students are encouraged to declare a major as early as possible. Additional guidelines for declaring a major are described in the College of Letters & Science Knowledgebase.
Requirements for the Major
Requirements for completing a physics BA or BS in Physics can be found in the Guide.
Requirements for Honors in the Major
Requirements for earning Honors in the major can be found in the Guide.