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Programs in Physics

UMass Lowell's Department of Physics has both undergraduate and graduate degree programs. Follow the links for more information about these programs and to see the course listings. See where a degree in Physics can take you.

Physics Major

The B.S. in Physics has three options:

  • General Option
  • Astronomy and Astrophysics Option
  • Radiological Health Physics Option
UMass Lowell students use equipment in a physics classroom

Engineering Physics Major

The B.S. in Engineering Physics has two options:

  • Electrical and Computer Engineering Option
  • Mechanical Engineering Option
Two UMass Lowell physics students look at equipment in a classroom.

Graduate Programs

UMass Lowell offers M.S. and Ph.D. programs specializing in physics and applied physics, both experimental and theoretical.

Meet Our Faculty and Students

  • Shanice Kelly
    Physics and Mechanical Engineering

    Shanice Kelly is a leader in multiple campus clubs because she wants to get more students of color involved in STEM, especially space science programs.

  • Nazeli Acosta

    Nazeli Acosta won a State Department Scholarship to study rural health care in the Dominican Republic.

  • Paul Song
    Professor, Physics

    An expert in geophysics and solar plasma physics, Paul Song directs UMass Lowell’s Space Science Laboratory.

  • Francesca Kamwa
    Radiological Health Physics

    Francesca Kamwa ’21 nearly dropped out when her father died. Thanks to support from UML faculty, she’s now applying to medical schools.