Studying physics builds problem solving, reasoning and analytical skills, which benefit a variety of career fields.
A minor in physics will broaden your understanding of the natural world and enhance your career opportunities. This minor is an excellent complement to majors in other fields of science, such as computer science, chemistry, biochemistry, or biology.
Small classes, dedicated professors and direct research experiences help our students succeed.
The Physics program at UNI ranks in the top 15% nationally – and highest in the state – for the number of graduates.
Our department offers paid summer research fellowships each year, providing a $4,000 stipend for up to 16 physics majors to conduct research.
Average starting salary in the private sector for Physics bachelor's degree recipients nationwide. (American Institute of Physics Statistical Research Center.)
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University of Northern Iowa
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