Department of Physics and Physical Oceanography

For Current Students

The Department of Physics and Physical Oceanography is a small, close-knit community of scholars, dedicated to the communication and exploration of a variety of topics in physics. The appeal of a small program derives in part from close faculty-student interactions, as well as opportunities for students to participate in faculty-directed research. Both are continuing traditions of UNCW physics.

There are many opportunities to do physics or physical oceanography at UNCW and elsewhere. You should consider things like internships, summer research, joining the SPS (Society of Physics Students), competing in contests, going to regional and national conferences, etc. Also, there are several scholarship opportunities which you might consider. Some are need based and requrie application to the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid. Others are granted based upon merit.

Feel free to explore these links and to stop in DL 217, the physics major room, to meet other majors. Majors can link online to each other, or alumni.

- All science is either physics or stamp collecting. - Ernest Rutherford.