Undergraduate – Bachelor of Science in Physics

A Physics degree at Kennesaw State University can prepare you for a career in an industry that is on the cutting-edge of engineering and science. A Bachelor of Science in Physics can provide you entry into many dynamic careers because this branch of science is a keystone of technological progress and the basis for all engineering principles.

The world of Physics includes some of the most fascinating research work happening in laboratories today. Physics research includes using lasers to detect biological and chemical agents, analyzing cell-based communications to learn how heart disease occurs and testing pigments to authenticate works of art.

A bachelor's degree in Physics can lead to a career in research or education. It can also be useful as a second major if you plan to pursue a degree in mathematics or electrical or mechanical engineering technology.

You will be trained and job-ready. Our graduates have entered into the workforce with many industry leaders, including companies like Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company, Murata Electronics North America and Georgia Power, in nearby Atlanta.

Physics Salary and Career Information

Median Salary: National $120,950; Georgia $97,540
Job Growth by 2028: National 10%; Georgia 15%

Atmospheric Scientist
Median Salary: National $94,110; Georgia $101,360
Job Growth by 2028: National 8%; Georgia 12%

Materials Scientist
Median Salary: National $99,800; Georgia $84,550

*Sources: Bureau of Labor Statistics and O*Net Online.

Physics Degree Benefits at Kennesaw State

  • Concentration Options – Customize your Physics degree based on your career interests, whether that includes industry, technical sales or scientific programming. As an undergraduate student, you can select concentrations in General Physics, Electrical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering.
  • Research Opportunities – You'll have many opportunities to participate in research as an undergraduate. You can work with faculty on research projects in Atmospheric Physics, Astrophysics, Experimental Particle Physics, Material Physics, Optical Physics and Theoretical Particle Physics. You can also put your skills to work and get real-world experience through internships or co-ops.
  • Learning Environment – Our courses foster student success by providing a learning environment that includes expert faculty teaching in small, personalized classes. Our goal is for you to learn and develop your interests in Physics.

Learn more about the Department of Physics at the College of Science and Mathematics (CSM), or select a Physics topic below: