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.


Scholarship Applications for 2019 - 2020

We have five scholarships for undergraduates who are physics majors.  For more information, visit our Scholarships page. You will find application forms on the Scholarships page as well.

Physics Honor Society

The department’s honor society, Sigma Pi Sigma, is the official honor society of the physics profession. Through election to Sigma Pi Sigma, distinctive achievement and high scholarship in physics is recognized and celebrated. Sigma Pi Sigma exists to honor outstanding scholarship in physics; to encourage interest in physics among students at all levels; to promote an attitude of service in its members toward their fellow students, colleagues, and the public; and to provide a fellowship of persons who have excelled in physics. The faculty adviser and a committee of active Sigma Pi Sigma members nominate prospective members.