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
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Engineering Physics Major

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

  • Electrical and Computer Engineering Option
  • Mechanical Engineering Option
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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

Paul Song at his workstation
Paul Song
Professor, Physics

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

Predicting space weather is the next frontier in weather forecasting.
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Silas Laycock

Silas Laycock researches black holes, neutron stars and time-domain astrophysics.

I was blown away by the quality of research going on here and the independent spirit of the faculty that I met.
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Timothy Cook works on instrument with coworker
Timothy Cook

Astrophysicist Timothy Cook believes dust may hold the key to understanding the universe.

Astronomy is about finding our place in the universe.
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Supriya Chakrabarti with his instrument
Supriya Chakrabarti

If there’s a planet around a nearby star, physics Prof. Supriya Chakrabarti wants to take a picture of it.

Our ultimate goal is to discover Earth-like planets around sun-like stars capable of supporting life.
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