For Prospective Undergraduates
Are you considering a physics major or minor at K-State? Here are some links that may also help you decide if a physics major or minor is right for you:
This links directly to the university admissions department
Visit K-State Physics
Set up a campus visit on the consider k-state web page, and tell the admissions office you’d like to visit the physics department. If you have any problems with that process, please contact Jane Peterson directly by phone 532-1603 or email and she can help. We’ll be happy to answer your questions in person.
How to Major or Minor in Physics
Already a K-State student? Contact Jane Peterson by phone 532-1603 or email to set up an appointment with a faculty member.
(To officially change your major, you must contact the Dean’s office of your present major.)
Many physics majors obtain University-wide scholarships to help finance their education at KSU. These scholarships can provide substantial contributions to decrease the cost of your education. With good academic performance most are renewable for up to four years. Click through the lists on the University scholarship page to read descriptions of the scholarships and the eligibility requirements.
What is Physics?
Physics is the most fundamental of all sciences. It is the science of matter, energy, and the interactions between them. Discoveries in physics have applications throughout the natural sciences. Physics is at the root of every field of science…. (more)
Where do physics majors go after graduation?
Our recent graduates go on to graduate school or find jobs after graduation. (more)
A 2-page introduction to physics at K-State, including a description of physics, the degrees offered, possible double majors, and research projects for undergraduate students.
Find out what physics is, and possible careers that are open
to physics graduates.
This graph plots the response to the question “If you could do it over again, would you still major in physics?” by postbaccalaureate plans, 2003 physics seniors, and shows that overall, 72% answer yes, and only 7% answer no.
(Source: AIP Physics and Astronomy Senior Report: Class of 2003 by Patrick J. Mulvey, Starr Nicholson)