Undergraduate – Bachelor of Science in Physics

Kennesaw State University's Physics degree is provided in four tracks.

  • Physics General - This track of study is wide-ranging and math-intensive
  • Physics Mechanical track – This track combines physics with 29 credit hours of courses in mechanical engineering.
  • Physics Electrical track – This track combines physics with 25 credit hours of courses in electrical engineering.
  • Physics Education (taught at our Bagwell College of Education) - The physics degree provides content knowledge; the education courses provide the foundations of teaching.

The KSU physics bachelor's degree focuses on the nature and properties of energy and matter, covering topics like mechanics, heat, light, radiation, sound, electricity, magnetism, and more. 

What can you do with a physics degree? 

With the KSU physics degree, you will be prepared for a job in science, engineering, healthcare, education, and more. 

The study of physics is a good career choice if you want a career in an industry on the cutting edge of engineering and science. For example, physics researchers use lasers to detect biological and chemical agents, analyze cell-based communications to learn how heart disease occurs, and test pigments to authenticate works of art.

All of our physics graduates receive job offers that put them on the front lines of fascinating careers and maximize their earning potential.

Physics Salary and Career Information

A career in environmental science offers many paths that can easily align with your current and future goals. Below are just a few jobs that are achievable with a bachelor's degree in physics from KSU.

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

Physics Degree Benefits at Kennesaw State

  • Faculty Expertise – Our faculty members have extensive scientific research experience. This research expertise provides you with an education that is both innovative and comprehensive.
  • Research-based Initiatives – The program relies upon research-based initiatives, on-campus and externally, to prepare you to enter into the workforce. You will have many opportunities to hone your research and presentation skills by participating in research work and competitive scholarship-awarding events like the Birla Carbon Scholars Program.
  • Networking and Engagement – You can make new industry connections with professionals and fellow physics students through the many resources available at KSU. Opportunities include internships, career fairs, and becoming a member of on-campus organizations.

Department of Physics

Kennesaw State University
Marietta Campus
Department of Physics
830 Polytechnic Lane,
MD #9041
Marietta, GA 30060

Kennesaw Campus
Department of Physics
370 Paulding Ave., MD #1204
Kennesaw, GA 30144

Chair of the Department of Physics and Professor of Physics

Phone: (470) 578-4295
Email: kstoke15@kennesaw.edu


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1Program tuition is an estimate based on the average student's time to complete. Costs for books, travel, other miscellaneous fees (parking, labs, graduation, etc.) are not included. Tuition and fee changes are posted in the Spring and are effective for Fall semester. Please note that fees are subject to change at the end of any academic term without prior notice. For additional information, see tuition and fees.