Prospective Students

Prospective students are invited to visit the Department, sit in on classes, and meet with faculty and students whose research is most of interest. Contact our Administrative Coordinator, Ellie Wilkinson at or phone at (757) 221-3503 to make arrangements.

The physics department offers Undergraduate and Graduate programs. Undergraduates can choose from a generalist track or may specialize with a pre-med track or a newly offered Engineering Physics and Applied Design (EPAD) track. All students are offered rich opportunities to engage in world class research with faculty mentors. The department also hosts a Makerspaces where students can make their ideas a reality.  Students from the William & Mary physics program emerge with a skill set that is in high demand that opens up a diverse range of career paths.