A wide variety of opportunities are accessible to those with an understanding of Physics and the ability to effectively solve problems. Physicists are involved in areas such as:
You will learn the basic laws that govern forces, energy, light, heat, and matter in subjects like mechanics, electricity and magnetism, quantum mechanics, and thermodynamics. You’ll work to expand our knowledge as you collaborate with a faculty member on your research project.
There are two Bachelor of Science (BS) degrees available with this major.
This degree is appropriate for students seeking to become licensed high school physics teachers. This program is accredited through the Council for Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).
After completing their degrees, some of our recent graduates have accepted graduate assistantships in Physics at universities including Vanderbilt University, Georgia Tech, Florida State University, and Southern Miss.
Others have entered the prestigious U.S. Navy Nuclear Propulsion program, the medical physics program at Oregon State University, and law school at the University of Mississippi.
The course introduces topics originally formulated by physicists such as Einstein, Bohr, and Schrodinger. These topics are often student favorites and include the study of special relativity, quantum mechanics, and atomic and nuclear structure. The lab gives students the opportunity to conduct their own experiments in several of the areas.
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Southern Miss undergraduate degrees are available online, at the Hattiesburg campus, at the Gulf Park campus, and/or through a hybrid delivery that includes both online and on-campus courses.
All courses listed in the degree plan are available online. A student would not have to take a face-to-face course to complete this degree.
50 percent or more of the degree plan’s courses in Major Area of Study Requirements AND 50 percent or more of courses in Curriculum Requirement are available online. Remaining courses are face-to-face at the Hattiesburg or Gulf Park campus, as noted.
All courses are available face-to-face on the Hattiesburg campus.
All courses are available face-to-face on the Gulf Park campus in Long Beach.