Physics is the foundation for every other science and engineering field. The basis of the Bachelor of Science in Physics degree is the traditional preparation of a student for graduate study in physics. This degree features a combination of hands-on learning with renowned international faculty and access to high-end equipment. The focus on nature and properties of energy and matter, covering topics like mechanics, heat, light, radiation, sound, electricity, magnetism, and more opens the door to careers and opportunities in astronomy, physics, engineering and beyond.
One benefit of studying physics as KSU is the opportunity to do cutting-edge research with a faculty member. Our areas of research are theoretical and experimental particle physics, optics, computational physics, condensed matter, materials physics, and astrophysics.
Three (3) degree tracks for your success in STEM-related Physics:
General Physics: Physics is the study of matter, motion, force and energy across space and time. This area of study is wide-ranging and math-intensive; students who earn bachelor’s degrees in physics develop broad analytical skills and are well prepared to pursue graduate education in physics or related areas of study. Other graduates pursue careers in the engineering, computer science or other STEM-related areas.
Electrical Engineering: This BS degree with a concentration in electrical engineering combines the study of physics with 32 credit hours of courses in electrical engineering, plus courses in solid state physics and engineering statics, thus further broadening the students’ analytical skills. In addition, adding electrical engineering courses will increase the marketability of the physics student.
Mechanical Engineering: This BS degree with a concentration in mechanical engineering combines the study of physics with 30 credit hours of courses in mechanical engineering. This curriculum design helps to further broaden the students’ analytical skills. In addition, adding skills developed in mechanical engineering courses will increase the marketability of the physics student.
Stay on path for graduation by using the degree pathway that maps out your courses by semester and by year.Physics Degree Pathway
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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 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 on-campus organization membership.
A career in Physics 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.
Double Owl Pathways allows undergraduate students to obtain their undergraduate and graduate degrees at significantly lower costs and in less time than pursuing each degree separately. KSU offers a variety of Pathways to choose from various disciplines, allowing students to graduate sooner and get a head start on their future careers.Double Owl Pathways Physics BS / Applied Statistics and Analytics MS Double Owl