What You Will Learn
What Is The Physical Science Degree?
The Bachelor of Science in Physical Science is housed within the College of Natural
& Health Sciences. This program is designed to provide a well-rounded curriculum within
the fields of Chemistry, Physics, and Geology. Students will also be allowed to choose
a major emphasis in General Physical Sciences, Astronomy, Chemistry, Geology, Meteorology,
or Physics. This flexibility allows students to gain a broad understanding and technical
skills in a variety of scientific arenas.
What Will I Learn In This Program?
- Application of basic concepts within a variety of scientific subjects, including astronomy, physics, chemistry, meteorology, and geology.
- Use of the scientific method to test hypotheses, gather evidence, and prove conclusions.
- Demonstrated knowledge of laboratory skills.
What Courses Will I Take?
The Academic Advising Center has created maps that are term-by-term sample course schedules based on the current Undergraduate Catalog. On each Degree Map, the milestones listed to the right of each term are designed to keep students on track to graduate in four years.
What Resources Are Available To Me?
- American Institute of Physics
- Society of Physics Students
- American Center for Physics
- Board on Physics and Astronomy
- American Chemical Society
- American Institute of Chemists
- The Geological Society of America
- American Geosciences Institute
- National Association of State Board of Geology
Additional resources specifically for Tech students:
- Chemistry Club
- Geology Club
- Physics Club
- Arkansas Regional Junior Science and Humanities Symposium
- ATU Astronomical Observatory
- ATU Meteorological Station
Where Might I Find A Job After Graduating From This Program?
Recent graduates with this degree are working in the oil and gas industry and some
have chosen to additionally pursue licensing to teach high school science. The degree
gives students a broad background enabling them to work in a wide variety of entry-level
technical positions. In addition, the development of problem-solving skills gives
graduates an advantage when competing for leadership jobs requiring any university
Where Can I Get More Information About The Physical Science Degree?
For more information about the Physical Science degree and requirements, see the program within the College of Natural & Applied Sciences catalog.