Missouri University of Science and Technology
Physics is the study and application of the basic physical laws that govern our universe. As one of the oldest academic disciplines, physics gave rise to modern science and technology as we know it. Today, physicists use cutting edge technology to understand physical phenomena in the world around us.
Some physicists become astronauts, develop materials for superconductors and high powered lasers, optimize the acoustics for concerts, research exciting opportunities in nano-technology, develop new “green” energy sources, or study the physics of the human body.
Where do physicists work?
Graduates in physics can use their foundation of critical thinking and applied logic in many chosen careers. Physicists take positions at universities, join information technology companies, and thrive in pharmaceutical and medical research corporations.
S&T is a research powerhouse – the Laboratory for Atomic, Molecular & Optical Research (LAMOR) is internationally known, and another physics lab contributed to the research that was awarded a 2007 Nobel Prize.
60% of S&T's physics students conduct undergraduate research.
2/3 of S&T's physics graduates go to graduate school – with many entering some of the highest-rated schools in the country.
Physics is a broad degree. S&T boasts one of the most comprehensive physics programs in the Midwest.
Average starting salary for S&T physics graduates: $52,313.