Degree Options

Regardless of which degree path you choose, your physics coursework will allow for hands-on experiences before graduation in physics research areas such as atomic, molecular and optical physics; soft, condensed and biological matter phyiscs; cosmology, high energy physics; or physics education.

Physics Course Requirements (pdf) lists course requirements for the degree options below

K-State Undergraduate Course Catalog contains all course descriptions

BS in Physics

This degree program is for students who plan to pursue an advanced degree in physics.

Sample Curriculum Flowchart

BS in General Physics

This degree program provides broad foundation in fundamental principles for students who wish to pursue careers in technical areas or continue professional or graduate studies in areas outside of physics

Sample Curriculum Flowchart

BA in Physics

This degree program combines a foundation in physics with a broad general education for students who wish to pursue careers in non-technical areas or continue professional or graduate studies in areas of outside of physics.

Sample Curriculum Flowchart


If you're already a K-State student, contact Janae Mooty via e-mail at

To officially change your major or add physics as a second degree plan, you must contact the Dean's office of your present major. We can help you do this.

Physics Minor Course Requirements (pdf)

Dual Degree Options

Many students pursue simultaneously two undergraduate degrees - one in physics and a second in engineering, mathematics, computer science or other related fields. We work to facilitate students in this path, including support and custom course scheduling.

For custom dual degree/major scheduling, contact Janae Mooty at

Career Opportunities

A degree in physics will prepare you for a variety of positions in space & earth science, engineering, consulting, environmental science, publishing, communications, medicine, computer science, education, industry or basic research.