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About

Physics is the study of matter, energy and the interaction between them. Physics is about asking fundamental questions and trying to answer them by observing and experimenting. Physics is crucial to understanding the world around us, the world inside us, and the world beyond us. IT is the most basic and fundamental science. The Physics Department offers several distinct and flexible degree options which lead to a Bachelor of Science in Physics. Depending on their career interests, students can choose from Bachelor of Science in Physics; Bachelor of Science in Applied Physics; or a Bachelor of Science in Physics – Secondary Teacher Certification. Courses to expect for this major include Modern Laboratory Methods, Special Problems, Electricity and Magnetism and Modern Physics.

Career Options

The Physics program at OSU prepares students to be competitive in a wide variety of career opportunities and we are confident our program prepares students for the diverse work environment. Our graduates have pursued successful careers in a variety of fields.

  • Graduate School
  • Engineering
  • Computing
  • Biotechnology
  • Energy
  • Space
  • Business
  • Law
  • Medicine
  • Government
  • Meteorology
  • Education

Minor

Students should consider a physics minor if they would like an exposure to science and technology, or if they want to develop a critical and analytical approach to problem solving. The minor is an excellent preparation for careers in business, education, law, medicine or engineering. 

For minor requirements, please visit the Office of Registrar.

Scholarships

Scholarships are available for prospective freshmen, transfer students, current students and continuing students through the University, College of Arts & Sciences, and respective Departments.

When students complete the OSU admission application, they are automatically considered for the University Level scholarships.

Students are eligible for College Level scholarships within the College of Arts and Sciences after completing 12 hours at OSU. Some exceptions may apply. See specific scholarships for criteria.

The Department of Physics offers Departmental Level scholarships for eligible students.

Become an OK-LSAMP Scholar! OK-LSAMP is a consortium of Oklahoma colleges and universities working together to develop programs aimed at increasing the number of students from under-represented populations who receive degrees in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) disciplines. The OK-LSAMP scholarship program provides scholars with increased opportunities and connections, including undergraduate research experiences, graduate school preparation, international experiences, and internships/externships with companies in the STEM fields. 

Visit the Department

Physics
145 Physical Sciences Bldg.
Oklahoma State University
Stillwater, Oklahoma 74078

physics@okstate.edu
405-744-5796

OSUTeach

OSUTeach
114 Life Sciences East
Oklahoma State University
Stillwater, Oklahoma 74078

osuteach@okstate.edu
405-744-1234