More information for undergraduate students
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Considering UW–Madison or a Physics major?
Please see “Prospective Physics Majors“
About the Major
About the Certificate
To meet with an advisor, please visit our Contact Us page
For a list of courses offered in the department by semester offered, please visit our Courses page
Physics Course Registration Problems
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- Please use the requisite exemption request form to request permission to enroll in a course when you are prevented from enrolling due to course requisites.
- Full sections
- Independent Study Courses
- Graduate courses (700+)
Tutoring and other help
Please see our tutoring resources
Declaring the major or certificate
Physics student groups
To learn about students groups available to undergraduate physics majors, prospective majors, or students with an interest in the physical sciences, please see our Student Groups page
Getting involved in research
Undergraduates are encouraged to pursue research opportunities in our department! See Research Opportunities for more information
Honors in the Major
Requirements for earning Honors in the major can be found in the GUIDE.
Scholarships and awards for Physics majors
The Physics Department is very happy to offer a number of awards for undergraduate and graduate students in physics each year. Many of these awards have been made possible through very generous donations by alumni and friends of the Department. The list of the physics department’s awards, their descriptions, and eligibility requirements can be found below. Department of Physics Awards generally range from $250 to $5,000 to deserving students to assist with educational expenses. Apply for an award.