Career Prep Physics

A dynamic field of study awaits

The career prep physics track focuses on the traditional paper-and-pencil method of mathematical equations and is an excellent option for students expecting to get an advanced degree. As a physics major, you may also have the opportunity to gain research experience at Missouri State’s Jordan Valley Innovation Center.

Degree options

Access a BS four-year degree plan: physics - career prep physics track sample schedule.

Find the answers to how and why matter behaves a certain way with a minor in physics.

Graduate options

Our physics program will equip you for any graduate program in physics, astronomy and other science-related fields.

Career options

A physics degree will prepare you for a career in any of the following areas:

  • Acoustical physics
  • Condensed matter
  • Defense
  • Optical physics
  • Particle/high-energy physics
  • Medical physics
  • Nuclear physics
  • Optics

Career resources

To help you prepare and search for jobs, the Missouri State Career Center provides a database of current openings, tips for preparing your résumé and on-campus interview opportunities. The Career Center also compiles information about what you can do with a physics degree.

Also, our department encourages students to use resources like Physics Today and the American Physical Society as they look for jobs in their field.