Physics, Solid State

Physics, Solid State Degree Emphasis

Physics, Solid State Undergraduate Degree Emphasis

The BS in Physics with emphasis in Solid State Physics features the core courses of a professional physics degree but includes specialized courses in solid state physics as electives. This combination prepares students for advanced training in graduate school in either solid state or condensed matter physics.

Why Pitt State?

  • PSU Thin Film Laboratory – A research lab dedicated to the growth and analysis of thin film deposition.
  • PSU Nanophysics Laboratory – A research lab dedicated to the growth and analysis of graphene and nanomaterials.
  • Courses offer specialized training in theoretical solid state physics and data collection and computer modeling.

Career Options

The Solid State Physics emphasis will assist students in matriculating to a graduate program in solid state or condensed matter physics, leading to an advanced degree. Students with advanced degrees can then go on to work for research facilities in private industry, government research labs or universities.

Internship and research opportunities for Physics, Solid State majors

Students work directly with professors in research involving thin film deposition equipment, microscopes, spectrometers, computers and other equipment. Faculty and students regularly present their research at regional and national meetings.

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 physics students 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.




Students take a selection of classes to complete Physics, Solid State emphasis.

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