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Bachelor's Degree in Physical Science

B.A. or B.S. in physical science

Physical science is a multidisciplinary major that deals primarily with nonliving matter. It concerns itself with the theoretical and observable natural phenomena of our world and universe.

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Laboratories offer numerous ways for students to make connections and go far beyond classroom learning.

The K-State difference

The College of Arts and Sciences interdisciplinary majors provide options for those who have not chosen a specialized major. They offer opportunities to create individual fields of emphasis for those who want to pursue multidisciplinary solutions to the world’s complex problems.

Cutting across a variety of physical science disciplines, it intentionally trades depth of learning for broader scope of inquiry. Students work closely with their adivser to best meet individual their needs, interests, and career goals.

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Did you know?

More than 90 percent of students find relevant jobs or choose to continue their education within three months of graduation.

Courses and curriculum

By offering more latitude in its curriculum design, physical science allows students to prepare for less traditional or more unique scientific ventures.

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What can I do with a degree in physical science?

Students who pursue a degree in physical sciences have a strong background in math and science, specifically chemistry and physics. Career options include:

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Career Center

The Career Center offers an extensive career library, free assessments for exploring major/careers, job search training, career advising, employer connections, and a staff dedicated to assisting students in the career development process

Tuition and Scholarships

Learn more about the $42 million in scholarships Kansas State University awards to students each year!

Additional K-State opportunities

Undergraduate research

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At a public research university like K-State, you'll have direct access to research opportunities from the start. K-State undergraduates have studied sustainable energy, cancer cells, musical lyrics and many other topics alongside nationally renowned faculty at K-State's 90-plus research centers.

Study abroad

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Studying in another country not only allows you to experience the wonders of another culture, but it also broadens your horizons and makes you a stronger citizen in our global society. There are more than 85 countries currently participating in K-State's education abroad programs!

Health professions

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Whether you are interested in a career in human or animal health, K-State is a great place to start the journey toward becoming a healthcare professional. You will have a dedicated health professions advisor who will help you navigate the professional school application process for your chosen healthcare field.

Pre-law

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Did you know that K-State pre-law students are accepted into law school at a rate substantially exceeding the national average? In preparing for law school, you will work with a dedicated pre-law advisor and select the major of your choice in any department in any college within the university.

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