Missouri State University

Department of Physics, Astronomy and Materials Science

Physics Undergraduate Program

Students researching in lab

What does it mean to study physics?

Physics is simply the study of how the physical world works. It is an in-depth study of the fundamental workings of the universe: motion, energy, electricity, magnetism, light and time. Physics relates to all other sciences because it considers questions that make up the very basis of scientific knowledge.

Physics is a diverse field of studies, and a degree in physics prepares you for any number of enjoyable, creative and high-paying careers. From medicine to nuclear physics, this is a field that has much to offer.

Why study physics at Missouri State?

  • Graduates of our program have found careers at global firms and companies conducting research and designing technological products.
  • The department has close ties to the community and organizations that offer internships so that you can get hands-on research experience.
  •  Our faculty members are dedicated to assisting you in your studies and involving you in their research. Some of our students have even been listed as co-authors of publications.
  • You will have access to some of the most advanced labs and equipment in the Midwest, giving you an extra edge in your research.

With guidance from our faculty, you will be prepared to be a meaningful contributor in whatever field you pursue.