The sciences of physics and astronomy are concerned with the study of the most fundamental processes in nature. Majors in physics must become skilled in working with laboratory equipment and in applying mathematics to the description of natural phenomena. Students may major in Physics either as preparation for graduate study in some specialized area or as preparation for a position in industry.
At Missouri State University, students may earn Bachelor of Science degrees in Physics or Bachelor of Science in Education degrees with an emphasis in Physics. A minor area is required, and the most popular options are Astronomy, Mathematics, Computer Science and Chemistry.
Career specializations include electronics, condensed matter physics, engineering physics, quality control engineering, chemical physics, energy management, optics, general physics, computer engineering and physics education.