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Who should major in Physics?


Are you curious how the world works? Congratulations. You’ve found us! We have three tracks and one specialization to meet your career needs.



""Advance Degree Interest

Are you interested in an advanced degree in Engineering? Physics education provides rigorous curriculum, mathematical skills, laboratory techniques and undergraduate research opportunities for your success in Master’s and Ph.D. degree programs in any field in Engineering.




""Physics Graduates

Pre-Med, Pre-Law, Pre-MBA students: Physics graduates score the second highest in MCAT, LSAT and GMAT tests among all disciplines. 




Physics Teaching

Science or physics teachers: SDSU Department of Physics offers an approved SD Education Certification.



Physics is the foundation of almost all of the science and engineering disciplines. If you are a student in biological science, health science, engineering, mathematics and physical science we have courses appropriate for you. Whether you are interested in a career in physics research, education, engineering, medicine, nuclear medicine, law, science journalism or alternatively many other choices, a Bachelor of Science degree in Physics could be the choice for you. Others will find it more appropriate to combine the physics major, a minor in Physics or a minor in Nuclear Engineering with another major (EE/ME/CE/Computer Science).

Who should double-major in Physics

Engineering students in ME/CE/EE: Engineering students double-majoring in physics will have not only the practical knowledge of respective engineering field, but also the fundamental understanding behind the technologies of tomorrow. The knowledge of modern physics and quantum mechanics will make you become a true leader in any engineering fields.

Computer Science: Physics built the hardware of the computers in the past. Physics invented the present internet. Physics will rule the future with quantum computing.

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Department of Physics
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Society of Physics Students honors SDSU chapter

Another year, another honor from the Society of Physics Students for South Dakota State University.

Research helps SDSU senior refine career path

When Sioux Falls native Zachary Lehmann came to South Dakota State University, he set his sights on becoming a medical physicist.

Society of Physics Students names McTaggart Outstanding Chapter Advisor

South Dakota State University associate professor Robert McTaggart was selected as the Society of Physics Students’ Outstanding Chapter Advisor for 2019-20.