Department of Physics

Organizations and Clubs

The Society of Physics Students (SPS) is a national professional association explicitly designed for students. Membership is open to anyone interested in physics. The only requirement for membership is that you be interested in physics. Besides physics majors, our members include majors in chemistry, computer science, engineering, geology, mathematics, medicine, and other fields.

The SPS exists to help students transform themselves into contributing members of the professional community. Course work develops only one range of skills. Other skills needed to flourish professionally include effective communication and personal interactions, leadership experience, establishing a personal network of contacts, presenting scholarly work in professional meetings and journals, and outreach services to the campus and local communities.

To learn more about the local UAB Chapter of SPS, click here.

Scholarship Opportunities
There's a lot of opportunities out there to help finance your education.Learn more about specific opportunities for physics students.

Careers in Physics
Physics provides undergraduates with an excellent academic preparation for a variety of careers upon graduation. Along with the UAB Career Services site, here are some very helpful links for possible Physics careers: