Bachelor of Science in Physics Degree

About the Physics Program

The Physics program prepares students for careers in academia, research, industry, and medicine. Students will study the fundamental nature of the Universe, from the behavior of subatomic particles to the vastness of outer space. Over the course of the program, students will use mathematical and physical data to address scientific questions, then apply what is taught in the classroom to real-world scenarios through the availability of research opportunities.

Specific research opportunities include:

About our Faculty & Research

For a comprehensive look at various research opportunities, as well as to learn more about the faculty here at West Texas A&M, please use the links below:

Program Requirements & Resoures

Physics Requirements  
Recommended Courses  

Career Opportunities & Resources

Future career areas for Physics graduates include:

  • Academia
  • Research
  • Industry
  • Medicine
  • Engineering

Salary Data:

  • Median wage (TX) - $58,000
  • Median wage (US) - $58,500

Physics is a diverse field. Take a look at some of the salaries by degree in physics:

Career Resources:

Scholarships & Program Cost

There are numerous scholarships and financial aid programs available to chemistry students. 

S-STEM Scholarship for Low-Income Students

WT has received a new S-STEM grant designed to support majors in the Departments of Chemistry/Physics and Life, Earth, Environmental Sciences. A major goal of this NSF funded program is to improve the education of future scientists, engineers, and technicians, with a focus on low income, academically talented students (LIATS). Targeted STEM fields for this project are Biology, Environmental Sciences, Wildlife Biology, Chemistry, and Physics.

This program does not support pre-medicine or other pre-clinical degrees (e.g. pre-pharmacy, pre-dental, allied health).

Happy State Bank Academic & Research Building, Suite 262
WTAMU Box 60872, Canyon, TX  79016