Department of Physics

East Hall, 2 Lippitt Road, Kingston, RI 02881


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Medical Physics Program

experiential learning

The Medical Physics program is designed to give you multiple opportunities to gain practical hands-on experience to go along with the knowledge and skills you’ll gain in the classroom. We do this by integrating several laboratory and research courses into the curriculum. In your final semester you’ll take courses Rhode Island Hospital, where you’ll get both in-depth experience, and a glimpse into a potential future work setting.


Working as an intern in a professional setting can be a great way to experience how a discipline serves the community in the real world. You can meet and learn from professionals working in your field, and your internship might even lead to a job offer after graduation. You may also earn academic credit for internships that will count towards your degree.

To find an internship, visit URI’s Center for Career and Experiential Education, or the U.S. federal government job and internship site.

study away

Study abroad programs are a great opportunity to spend a semester or academic year studying in another state or a foreign country through URI’s National Student Exchange and Study Abroad programs.

clubs & organizations

Society of Physics Students (SPS) is a professional association explicitly designed for students. Membership, through collegiate chapters, is open to anyone interested in physics. Besides physics majors, members include majors in chemistry, computer science, engineering, geology, mathematics, medicine, and other fields.

Within SPS is housed Sigma Pi Sigma, the national physics honor society, which elects members on the basis of outstanding academic achievement. This unique two-in-one society operates within the American Institute of Physics, an umbrella organization for ten other professional science societies.”

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