Texas A&M University-Kingsville

Degrees

The Bachelor of Science in Physics degree plan is the only official physics degree plan at Texas A&M University-Kingsville. It meets the general education requirements of the university, provides a rigorous undergraduate foundation of physics and mathematics, and includes a sufficient number of free electives for a choice of a minor and for a strong background in any number of fields of interest or specialization. (PDF)

Because physics is the foundation of all natural sciences, engineering, and technology and because a physics education provides the problem solving skills that apply to a multitude of unrelated disciplines, physics majors display a dramatic variety of interests and career goals. Therefore, each physics major receives personal counseling to help select those free electives that best meet the specific needs and ambitions of that particular student.  A few examples of the infinite number of possibilities are given below:

The Bachelor of Science in Physics (Mathematics Minor) reflects the simplest choice of a minor. This minor is completed by taking one additional advanced mathematics course, thereby freeing up additional elective courses to strengthen one’s background for entering a chosen career or graduate program. (PDF)

The Bachelor of Science in Physics (Petrophysics) prepares the graduate to enter a Master’s or Doctor’s program in petrophysics followed by a lucrative career in the oil industry. (PDF)

The Bachelor of Science in Physics (Nuclear) prepares the graduate to enter a Master’s or Doctor’s program in nuclear engineering followed by a lucrative career in the nuclear energy industry. (PDF)

The Bachelor of Science in Physics (Astronomy) prepares the graduate to enter a Master’s or Doctor’s program in astronomy followed by a fascinating career in astronomical research. (PDF)

The Bachelor of Science in Physics (Physical Science) provides a broad background in the physical sciences allowing the graduate to begin teaching physics, mathematics, chemistry, and/or geology in the public secondary school system while still working toward an alternative teacher certification. (PDF)

The Bachelor of Science in Physics (Teacher Certification) qualifies a student to seek teacher certification before beginning to teach physics and/or mathematics in the public secondary school system. (PDF)

This page was last updated on: December 10, 2014