Undergraduate Program

Why Study Physics and Astronomy at Rice University?

The Physics and Astronomy Department at Rice University is among the top departments in the nation. We have an outstanding undergraduate program with several degree choices, and our students are well prepared to go on to industry or graduate programs as they choose. Students with undergraduate degrees in physics, astrophysics, and astronomy have gone on to an enormous variety of careers, including industry, academic research, medicine, law, education, and public service. With over 50 core and joint faculty spanning the experimental and theoretical, we have outstanding opportunities and resources for student participation in research throughout the course of the degree.

Want to learn more about studying Physics and Astronomy?
  • The American Physical Society has a page dedicated to this.
  • The American Astronomical Society has several resources dedicated to study and careers in Astronomy.
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