Why Physics?

Physics gives you a well rounded education, not only with a broad array of knowledge in the physical and natural sciences (such as chemistry, astronomy, mathematics, engineering), but also in the social sciences. Many professionals in these fields began with a degree in physics. Half of physics graduates usually go directly into employment. The other half go on to graduate school in physics, astronomy, engineering, medicine, law, education or other professions.

Degrees Offered

Are you interested in pursuing a degree in physics? We offer coursework leading to a B.S. in Physics, a B.S. with Areas of Emphasis in Bio, Applied and Medical Physics, a B.A. in Physics (targeted towards secondary education teachers), and a Minor in Physics (aimed at pre-medicine and health care professions). In collaboration with the departments of physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and Integrated Science and Technology, we offer an M.S in Physical Science with emphasis in Geobiophysical Modeling.

Are curious about how the universe works?

Then you should consider a physics major or minor.

"You can recognize truth by its beauty and simplicity." - Richard Feynman, The Character of Physical Law

The Department of Physics and Physical Science at Marshall University would very much like to help you obtain the B.S. degree in physics.
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