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Bachelor of Science in Physics

The Physics Department is established as a leader in cutting edge research.


Our faculty direct externally funded centers and conduct pioneering, cutting-edge research in nuclear physics, radiation science, terahertz technologies, advanced materials, photonics device fabrication techniques, and biomedical photonics applications.

  • B.S. in Physics
    • General Option
    • Astronomy and Astrophysics Option
    • Radiological Health Physics Option
  • B.S. in Engineering Physics
    • Electrical and Computer Engineering Option
    • Mechanical Engineering Option

For qualifying undergraduates, we also have an Honors Program.

For admissions information, visit the UML admissions site:

Note: If you are interested in studying Math, Science or Engineering, it is strongly recommended that you take four years of Math and Science.
Students currently enrolled as undergraduates in physics at the UMass Lowell may elect to apply for admission to the BS/MS Program in Physics. Currently three BS/MS programs are available, Physics, Optical Science, and Radiological Science, Junior or senior full-time physics majors with a grade point average of 3.0 or above are eligible to apply for admission to the program. The application procedure and admission review process are the same as for any other graduate applicant, except that there is no application fee, and Graduate Record Examination scores are not required.

Graduate courses taken by a baccalaureate degree student that are credited towards the master’s degree must have been obtained with a grade of B or better. Once the departmental credit requirements for the bachelor’s degree have been met, up to twelve graduate credits (500 level or higher) in excess of the 120 credit baccalaureate degree may be used for the graduate degree. Project or thesis requirements are the same as for all other Physics M.S. Programs.

Learn more about our Bachelor's to Master's Programs.

Why Study Physics at UMass Lowell?

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Options in the major include: Physics & Applied Physics and Radiological Health Physics. The department also offers a Minor.


We offer Master's and Doctoral degrees and programs in Health and Medical Physics. Read about graduate programs in Physics and Radiological Sciences.


UMass Lowell researchers are active at the Lowell Center for Space Science and Technology, Biomedical Terahertz Technology Center and more. Read about our research.