Bachelor of Science
Physicists study everything from the stars in the sky to the atomic particles in the atmosphere. Although it may seem complicated, physics – alongside its complementary math and philosophy – is the foundation of all sciences. Physicists who apply their expertise with biology, chemistry or astronomy can help cure disease, fight climate change and understand the evolution of our universe. Physicists develop new technology and help improve obsolete technology. Studying nature and how it works is crucial to improving humanity. Here in the department of Physics at MSU Denver, you will develop the tools to do just that as a part of your Physics degree.
The Department of Physics offers a Bachelor of Science degree, a Bachelor of Arts degree, and a Minor in Physics. We also offer a Bachelor of Arts with Secondary Licensure for future STEM teachers. As a Physics major, you will develop important skills such as the ability to think critically and objectively. Physicists are known for their ability to solve novel problems. The advanced mathematical skills you will learn as a Physics major will serve you well not only in scientific workplaces such as laboratories and academic settings, but also more applied fields such as computer programming, engineering and so much more. Our graduates thrive in whichever career path they follow, even those paths aren’t in a traditional scientific field.
There are plenty of ways to change the world for the better, but almost none of them can be implemented without an understanding of Physics. The opportunity to use knowledge in practical applications is what motivates physicists around the world. If you aspire to pursue an exciting degree in a field that will challenge and inspire you throughout your career, become a Physics major today and the Department of Physics at MSU Denver will help you pave the way.
Small class sizes taught by experienced professors who encourage individual interaction between students and faculty.
Learn from professional, diverse faculty with real-world experience.
Meaningful partnerships with Colorado-based aerospace, applied physics companies and national labs which offer multiple opportunities for internships and job placement.
We offer the best value for your education dollars.
"Physics not only trains you to think outside of the box – it shows you how the box works."
"I found that MSU Denver’s small class size and access to advanced courses and topical seminars afforded me the opportunity to be exposed to far more than my peers attending larger schools."
The MSU Denver Physics program was one of the most challenging and rewarding experiences of my life; imparting rigorous mathematical, logical, and computational tools from which to draw solutions for my “day job” as a software architect and opening my eyes to opportunities just beyond the horizon.
When I started at Metropolitan State University of Denver Physics Department I knew I was fascinated with energy, but the curriculum and faculty helped me to refine my interests and realize my dreams. I am now pursuing a Master's degree at the Colorado School of Mines in Nuclear Engineering, I have also been awarded the Marie Sklodowska-Curie Fellowship from the International Atomic Energy Agency. Metropolitan State University Physics Department has been such an integral part of my successes so far, and I look forward to see what the future has in store.
"It has been a remarkable experience being a student in the Physics Department at MSU Denver. The professors have been inspirational with their passion and determination to involve students in research and other opportunities throughout the course of their academic careers. The small class size has allowed me to develop more personal connections with professors and students which has been a huge contributing factor to my successes. I am now prepared more than ever to start my job as a systems engineer with the knowledge, skills, and mindset I have gained from this department and the relationships I have made along the way. "
What can you do with your Physics degree?