Welcome to EMU Physics & Astronomy

The Department of Physics and Astronomy offers majors in physics, physics research, engineering physics, and physics teaching and minors in astronomy, physics, physics teaching, and science literacy. The department also administers interdisciplinary offerings in pre-engineering, science literacy, integrated science teaching, and physical science teaching.

Physics and astronomy faculty study a wide range of research topics including condensed matter, optics, space physics, and plasma physics.


General Education (GEKN) Summer Course

Who knew physics could be so simple and fun? For your learning pleasure, PSCI 110 The Science of Everyday Life (3 credit hours) is being offered this summer in a 6-week compressed term (June 22–July 31) as an unprecedented all-online lecture/lab combo. Get a jump on your Gen Ed science requirements for graduation or just give yourself the experience of a sound educational foundation in physics that will serve you everyday for the rest of your life. For more information contact Dr. Bonnie Wylo.


Ranked among the Top Programs in the Nation

The American Physical Society (APS) has once again ranked EMU's Department of Physics and Astronomy among the nation's top programs. In a recently published report, EMU ranked 14th in the nation in the number of undergraduate physics degrees awarded by Master's degree granting institutions.

The EMU Physics and Astronomy Department also ranked 11th in the nation in the number of women receiving Bachelor's degrees in physics from Master's degree granting institutions, according to the APS.