Major and Minor in Physics

The Department of Applied Mathematics & Physics offers a major (BS) and a minor in Physics. Any student, regardless of major program of study, may obtain a minor by successfully completing a minimum of 20 hours of selected courses at the 3000 or 4000 level in physics. If you major or minor in physics you can become involved in research projects carried out by VSU faculty members or off-campus student research programs.

What can I do with a degree in Physics?

Many of our graduates in Physics go on to graduate school for MS and/or PhD degrees in Physics, Medical Physics, Nuclear Engineering, and Meteorology. Other types of employment with a BS in physics include:

  • Aerospace engineer
  • Electrical Engineer
  • Biophysicist
  • Laser Technician
  • Medical Physicist
  • Occupational Safety Specialist
  • Research/Laboratory Technician
  • Nuclear Physicist
  • High school or middle school teacher
  • Technical Consultant
  • Atmospheric Scientist
  • Software administrator/engineer

Sample Four-Year Program of Study for Full-Time Students


Physics Facilities

Optics Laboratory

Plasma Research Laboratory 

Experimental Physics Laboratory

Department of Applied Mathematics and Physics
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