In the department of physics at URI, we want to know more about how the universe works—and we never stop asking questions. Our students cultivate inventive thinking and analytical and problem-solving skills that provide a strong basis for a variety of careers, from medicine to finance to astronomy. We invite you to join our community of scientists, and discover your own questions.
Why Physics at URI?
The B.S. in Physics provides a solid foundation in theoretical and experimental physics, and includes an interdisciplinary track for those who want to become physics teachers. We also offer a B.S. in Physics and Physical Oceanography that leads to a range of job opportunities in high demand.
Advance Your Study
The M.S. in Physics—with both thesis and non-thesis options—and the Ph.D. in Physics offer flexibility in course selection, which allows for highly individualized programs of study. Thesis research can be carried out in any area in which a student and a faculty member find a common interest.
Our Quantum Computing MS closely with the strategic goals of the National Quantum Initiative Act, and designed for students who have completed a bachelor’s degree in Physics or a closely related discipline. We are partnering with industrial firms and institutes to ensure that our graduates get the required foundation for employment or further education in this rapidly advancing field.