Undergraduate Students Overview
Approximately half of all undergraduates study physics while at Stanford. We are pleased to serve students who take physics courses to support their major in the sciences or engineering, to pursue a physics-related degree, or for general interest. We strive to use effective, interactive learning techniques to engage students in physics. We provide world-class research opportunities for students in Physics and Engineering Physics.
How to Declare
Learn how to declare Physics as your major
Advice for Physics Students
Advice for anyone considering taking introductory physics classes or majoring in physics.
The goal of the program is to help our students develop a deep understanding of physics and the rigorous, scientific thinking that comes with it.
The Physics minor allows the student to select a pathway in Physics or Astronomy. The Astronomy pathway has a technical and non-technical option.
Learn more about courses
Undergraduate Resources / Four-Year Plans
Here you will find helpful information regarding your 4 year plans, graduate school information, additional Physics offerings and other Stanford resources.
Stanford University Physics Society
The Stanford Society of Physics Students is a student group supported by the Stanford Physics Department whose goal is to support and promote the student physics community.
Advanced Placement and Transfer Credit
Learn about Advanced Placement and Transfer Credit
View more information about the Placement diagnostic
Applying to Graduate School
Resources for students applying to graduate programs in physics-related fields