About Us

We Are Marquette Physics

The Department of Physics is committed to excellence in undergraduate physics education, and embraces the Ignatian ideal of cura personalis, or “care for the whole person.” The department is a close-knit community of faculty, staff, and students. Our faculty are advancing the frontiers of physics in both research and education, and use their expertise and knowledge to encourage students to participate in learning and scholarship. The Physics program at Marquette provides exciting research opportunities alongside faculty, fellowship in student organizations, and a stimulating curriculum to launch your career.

Undergraduate Studies

We offer majors and minors in physics and biophysics. We also offer a major in applied physics and a minor in astronomy. The Department of Physics at Marquette University has teamed up with Marquette University’s Department of Biological Sciences and with the Biophysics Department in the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences at the Medical College of Wisconsin to offer three distinct plans of study focused on careers in medicine while earning a Bachelor of Science in Physics. For more information on any of these majors, please visit our Undergraduate Studies page.

Do You Recognize This!?

We have come across this cartoon which we believe dates from roughly 1975 and depicts a "typical physics lecture" in Prof. Warren Deshotels class. We are hopeful our knowledgeable alumni will remember something about this image and share with us information about the artist and/or memories the image creates. Please contact the department with any information you might have to share. Thank you!