Personalized attention, research opportunities and independent laboratory projects allow undergraduate students in the Department of Physics to work with sophisticated equipment and to learn what research in physics is all about. Students have opportunities to work with faculty in such research areas as magnetic properties of materials, musical acoustics, optical spectroscopy, holographic characterization of surfaces, surface physics and physics education.

Undergraduate Degrees: 
  • Bachelor of Arts
    • Physics – Teaching


  • Bachelor of Science
    • Physics
Graduate Degrees: 
  • Professional Science Master's
    • Applied Physics


  • Combined Degrees
    • Bachelor of Science in Applied Physics/Bachelor of Science in Engineering
    • Bachelor of Arts/Professional Science Master's degree in Applied Physics
    • Bachelor of Science/Professional Science Master's degree in Applied Physics
Undergraduate Majors / Emphases: 
  • Applied Physics
  • Physics
  • Physics – Teaching
Undergraduate Minors: 
  • Nanoscience and Nanotechnology
  • Physics
Contact Information: 

215 Begeman Hall
Cedar Falls, Iowa 50614-0150

(319) 273-2420 phone
(319) 273-7136 fax
Becky Adams


Department Head / Director: 

UNI Physics Students at Mini Sumo Robot Competition
Student Working with Helium Gas Transfer
Student and Faculty Working in Lab on Vacuum Chamber