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

Francesca Kamwa on a spiral staircase in the nuclear reactor at UMass Lowell
Francesca Kamwa '22
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.

There have been a lot of ups and downs, but UMass Lowell has given me so many opportunities.
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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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Saurav Aryal with instrument
Saurav Aryal '19
Research Assistant, Lowell Center for Space Science and Technology

Before, during and after the eclipse, Saurav Aryal will use a custom-built instrument to record images of the upper atmosphere.

I’ve always been interested in solar eclipses. This is a great opportunity for research.
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Robert Giles ’86

Bob Giles' Submillimeter Wave Technology Laboratory brings in $5 million per year and his biomedical imaging research will help cancer patients, but its his work in Haiti that is close to his heart.

As a student and as a professor, the opportunities to follow are limitless. You can just dream here.
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