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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato


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Undergraduate Program in Physics

The department offers an undergraduate physics program designed to prepare students for graduate work, for careers in industry or government, or for high school teaching. Degree requirements provide graduates with laboratory skills useful both in graduate work and in industry and business.


The 100-level physics courses are designed to introduce physics to the student with a minimal background in mathematics and the physical sciences. The 200-level courses are taken by physics, chemistry, biology and engineering majors. The 300- and 400-level courses taken by physics majors and minors cover a variety of topics in physics and require significant preparation in mathematics and physics.


The department offers a BS degree in Physics, Physics Teachaing, and a minor in Physics.


Eight full-time faculty in the department are directly involved in the physics program: