Why Physics at UIC?

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The Department of Physics at UIC combines the unique research opportunities of a Research I (very high research activity) university with a commitment to undergraduate education. Our faculty are world-class researchers and dedicated educators, many of whom have won awards recognizing their teaching. Our undergraduates conduct hands-on research, publish in scientific journals, and are mentored by faculty on the cutting edge of their fields.

Our undergraduate program offers both BA and BS degrees in physics and a Masters of Education track offered in partnership with the College of Education. We also offer a flexible and exciting minor in physics that allows students to also pursue their interest in physics while obtaining a different degree at UIC.


Programs of Study in Physics

Tutoring & Academic Support

Tutoring and academic support are available to all students enrolled in a physics course, regardless of major, through the Math and Science Learning Center (MSLC). Services include one-on-one tutoring and peer-led study groups in a welcoming environment.

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Physics Tutoring at the Math & Science Learning Center

The Department of Physics works closely with the Science Learning Center (SLC) to provide tutoring support for all introductory-level physics courses on every day classes that are in session.
This tutoring is open to all UIC students taking these classes and is available on a first-come first-served basis. The link below provides detailed information for tutoring assignments.

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