College of Letters & Sciences
Physics students studying


Contact Information

Robert Benjamin
Department Chair & Professor
Phone: (262) 472-5114
Location: Upham Hall 156
Patricia Filipiak
Department Associate
Phone: 262-472-1067
Location: Upham Hall 151

After Your Degree

UW-W Physics Alumni Page

  • Check out what other graduates from the UW-Whitewater Physics Department are up to.

Graduate School Links Page

  • A list of resources to help you with your Graduate School search.

Career Paths

  • Information about possible career choices with a physics degree.
  • Here's a list of companies that employ recent physics graduates.

Additional Job Opportunity

Nuclear Propulsion Officer Candidate Program (NUPOC)

The Nuclear Propulsion Officer Candidate Program (NUPOC) offers a scholarship (up to $4300 monthly), a $15,000 sign-on bonus for select positions, and a guaranteed job with the U.S. Navy in nuclear propulsion after graduation to students who are within 30 months of graduation. There are no drills or uniforms before graduation. Available positions are nuclear power school instructor, nuclear reactor prototype instructor, surface nuclear propulsion officer, and submarine officer. Any students having taken two semesters of calculus and two semesters of calculus-based physics and who are U.S. citizens are eligible. 

For Further Information:

The department has a set of SLOAN Career Cornerstone Series CDs on career information for engineering and sciences. These are available to view and access in the department office.

In addition check out Cornell's Physics Career Resources page. It has a comprehensive list of Physics career options.

Other sites to look at are:

Engineering Career Programs