About us

The Department of Physics and Astronomy is devoted to both teaching and research. Our mission is to educate and train students while advancing the frontiers of knowledge.

We offer undergraduate degrees that prepare students for a career in a technical field, go on to a professional school, or go on to graduate school. Our graduate program offers both masters and Ph.D. degrees. Our professors are both teachers and researchers thus giving students opportunities to participate in cutting edge research projects in astrophysics, biophysics, high energy particle physics, nuclear physics, and solid state physics.

Our research is federally funded by the National Science Foundation, the Department of Energy, and the National Institute of Health. We are located in the hub of the Cultural Center just a short walk to the Detroit Central Library, Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit Science Center, Museum of African-American History, New Center, many restaurants, and other fine attractions. We have national collaborations across the country with numerous other universities, National Labs, and international collaborations at CERN in Europe, KEK in Japan, and with many universities across the world.