The physics department offers a Bachelor of Science, as well as a minor in physics.
Bachelor of Science
This degree lays the foundation to begin your career or to continue your education for a higher degree in graduate school in physics or another field, such as law or medicine. A minimum of 128 credit hours is required.
The program has a high fraction of electives so that in consultation with your advisor, you can tailor a special program that suits your needs. This makes it easy to minor in computer science, mathematics or another field.
Once you receive a solid foundation in the basic physics governing the behavior of matter, energy and radiation, you can choose from a number of advanced level courses that satisfy particular interests in modern physics.
All undergraduate students graduating from Missouri S&T are required to have an experiential learning activity as part of their degree requirement.
List of Physics Experiential Learning Activities Experiential Learning Form
This minor is a flexible program with the goal of increasing your breadth and competency in modern or classical physics. As a science student pursuing a physics minor, you might be interested in a deeper understanding of fundamental physical processes. As an engineering student who intends to work in research or advanced development, you can use a physics minor to acquire a thorough knowledge of classical and quantum optics or laser processes. The minor consists of the following classes:
- The introductory physics sequence (Physics 1111/2111 or Physics 1135/2135)
- One course in modern physics (Physics 2305 or Physics 2311)
- 12 additional credit hours of physics courses at the 2000 level or above.
The program will be designed to conform to your individual interests and needs.
For more information please contact undergraduate advisors Dr. Agnes Vojta, Dr. Jerry Peacher or Dr. Dan Waddill.