Physical Science Major

Physical Science

Why Physical Science?

Why choose just one area of focus? If you are interested in the sciences from an interdisciplinary perspective and want to combine your love of physics, statistics, earth sciences, computer and information science and more – this degree is for you. Through a combination of focus areas, you will be prepared for a myriad of options after graduation, from eclectic careers in science to research and teaching focuses.

Students in the Physical Science PSCI program may also be interested in studying Biological and Medical Physics, Chemical Physics, Physics, Theoretical Physics, or other majors.

To see all courses offered in this degree, visit our 2023-2024 Academic Calendar.

Discover Science From the Nano to the Galactic Level

 Your Curriculum, Your Way, Your Needs 

Create your own curriculum, tailored to your career goals and interests, by focusing on chemistry, computing and information science, mathematics, physics or statistics.

 Broaden Your Science Experience

The flexibility of the Physical Science major allows you to broaden your studies, from astronomy and physics to chemistry, computer and information science, earth sciences, and mathematics and statistics.

 Specialize Through Minor Studies

Further expand your science skills and experience by choosing a minor in subjects like biotechnology, geographic information systems, psychology or business.

What Can You Do with a Degree in Physical Science?

The flexibility of the Physical Science major allows students to select their courses in a manner that leads to desired career outcomes; after graduation, many of our students enjoy challenging and rewarding careers in the medical field, law, teaching, investing, scientific writing, systems development and analysis, statistics, related business fields, and more.

Here are just a few careers our graduates have successfully pursued:

  • Scientific writer
  • Teacher
  • Investment analyst
  • Atmospheric scientist
  • Meteorologist
  • Systems developer
  • Lawyer

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