Physics

Congratulations to the Class of 2017!

Fourteen physics majors and three astrophysics majors received their Williams diplomas on June 4, 2017. All of the physics departments in the United States, including those at large universities, awarded an average of 10.8 bachelor’s degrees per department in 2015,* the most recent year for which data is available. Our relatively large number of physics majors at Williams indicates that we have a robust, thriving department. We educate more undergraduate physics majors than many PhD-granting departments.

Eleven of our 2017 grads completed senior theses.  Three graduated with highest honors in physics, five with honors in physics, two with honors in astrophysics, and one with honors in mathematics.

To see what the new graduates are doing, please visit our Recent Graduates page.