Students planning to do graduate work in physics should follow requirements for the major. Students interested in a career in secondary physics teaching will find the requirements listed in the catalog under the MSUTeach track.

Students desiring careers as professional physicists in industry, or in eventually pursuing graduate work in engineering or related fields, should follow requirements listed under the applied physics tracks.

At least 50 percent of the coursework in the major, area or minor in physics must be taken in residency.


  1. Performance of graduates on entrance examinations
  2. Performance of graduates in professional schools
  3. Survey of graduates
  4. Survey of employers
  5. Exit Exam