Resources for Students
Society of Physics Students
The USF chapter of the Society of
Physics Students is very active. They organize activities such as picnics, field
trips, career presentations, and tutorials. Our chapter here at USF is affiliated
with the National SPS and was designated as an Outstanding SPS Chapter several times.
The USF SPS has also been awarded Best in Show at the annual Engineering Expo many
times. Contact Dr. Randy Criss
to learn how to get involved.
Aaron Petuch is the academic advisor for our department
and can answer a wide variety of questions beyond just course registration. Please
see the Advising tab on the left for more information.
Advice for Students
Here our Director of Undergraduate Programs, Dr. Randy Criss, has provided advice for students on how to do well in General Physics for students in his sections, although most of it will be appreciated by students at all levels.
USF Career Center
This is an extremely valuable university resource!
Check out their website at:
The Career Center liaison for physics is Kristen Fowler, M.Ed.:
Summer Research Experiences for Undergraduates
REUs are great
experiences for students. These are opportunities to spend your summer at another
institution doing exciting research. Deadlines are typically in January and February.
A standard web search will help you find available opportunities, but here are some
specific links to help get you started in your search:
For admissions information, find current information
& procedures from the Undergraduate Admissions Office:
For scholarship and financial aid information, please
visit University Scholarships and Financial Aid Services: