Physics

Major(s)

Physics (Comprehensive)

Bachelor of Science

Major requirements (65-69 hours)

Major core (56 hours)
  1. Specific General Education Requirement: ENG 321(3).
  2. PHY 110(2), 203(5), 204(5), 291(3), 325(3), 333(3), 343(3), 353(3), 375(3), 385(2), 386(1), 391(3), 486(1).
  3. Related Requirements: MTH 261(5), 280(5), 302(3), 303(3).
  4. Public Affairs Capstone Experience will be fulfilled by completion of PHY 385(2), 386(1) and 486(1).

Complete one of the following option (9-13 hours):
Astronomy and Astrophysics (13 hours):
  1. AST 113(3), 114(4) or 115(4).

  2. Two courses from: AST 311(3), 313(3), 315(3), 317(3).

Career Prep Physics (9 hours):
  1. PHY 351(3).

  2. Either PHY 575(3) or MAT 540(3).

  3. Three hours of 400 or 500 level PHY, MAT, or CHM coursework.

Materials Physics (12 hours):

MAT 540(3), 550(3), 580(3); PHY 575(3).

Teaching Prep Physics (13 hours):
  1. AST 115(4), GRY 108(3).

  2. Six hours from any 300 or 400 or 500 level courses from AST, MAT or PHY coursework excluding PHY 501.

University level requirements:

  1. General Education Program and Requirements
  2. General Baccalaureate Degree Requirements

Minor(s)

Physics

Bachelor of Science
  1. PHY 123(4) or 203(5); PHY 124(4) or 204(5).
  2. Additional 10 hours of electives from any other physics courses above PHY 124 except PHY 203 and 204. Courses with mathematics prerequisites no higher than required in item 1: PHY 131(1), 141(1), 220(4).

Accelerated graduate program in Materials Science

Eligible Missouri State undergraduate students may apply for admission to the Materials Science program and begin taking graduate course work as they complete the work for a bachelor’s degree. A maximum of nine hours of graduate credit may be counted toward both the undergraduate and graduate degree (Mixed Credit). Refer to the Graduate Catalog for specific admission requirements.

Refer to Undergraduate Students Taking Graduate Classes for additional information and procedures for obtaining permission for Mixed Credit.

Accelerated graduate program in Natural and Applied Science

Eligible Missouri State undergraduate students may apply for admission to the Master of Natural and Applied Science program and begin taking graduate course work as they complete the work for a bachelor’s degree. A maximum of 12 hours of graduate credit may be counted toward both the undergraduate and graduate degree (Mixed Credit). Refer to the Graduate Catalog for specific admission requirements.

Refer to Undergraduate Students Taking Graduate Classes for additional information and procedures for obtaining permission for Mixed Credit.

Accelerated graduate certificate in Science Content

Eligible Missouri State undergraduate students may apply for admission to the Science Content certificate program and begin taking graduate course work as they complete the work for a bachelor’s degree. A maximum of 12 hours of graduate credit may be counted toward both the undergraduate and graduate certificate (Mixed Credit). Refer to the Graduate Catalog for specific admission requirements.

Refer to Undergraduate Students Taking Graduate Classes for additional information and procedures for obtaining permission for Mixed Credit.