Physics Degree

Physics Undergraduate Degree

The Department of Physics at Pittsburg State University offers Bachelor of Science degrees in Physics with a variety of 6 different emphases. Of these emphases, 3 are designed for students planning to seek graduate study: Professional, Solid State Physics, and Astrophysics. The other 3 are designed for students going directly into the workforce after graduating: Polymer Physics, Engineering Technology, and the Customized Option. We also offer a Bachelor of Science in Education degree in Physics for students planning to teach middle or high school.

Career Options

As a graduate of this program, you will be well-equipped to pursue the avenue of your interest, whether it is entering the workforce or pursuing further education. More than half of our graduates go on to attend graduate school. Most of these graduates successfully attain PhD's in physics, astronomy, or other closely related fields.

Internship and research opportunities

As an undergraduate student, you can become involved in the current research projects of the faculty. These research projects include gamma-ray spectroscopy, planetary science, molecular spectroscopy, nanophysics, and thin film solid state physics.

Learn more about the Department of Physics

The Department of Physics at Pittsburg State University was founded in 1962 and has been dedicated to the outstanding teaching of undergraduate and graduate students in physics ever since. Our faculty members are trained in a wide variety of physics-related fields and have industrial and research laboratory experience. We pride ourselves in getting to know our students and helping them through their years of academic growth at PSU.

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Students in the Physics major take a selection of classes that successfully prepare them for a career in a related field.

Program Guide


Students have an option to choose between these emphasis:

Astrophysics Physics, Engineering Technology Physics, Professional Sequence Physics, Solid State Polymer Physics


Students take a selection of classes to complete Physics minor.

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