A minor in physics from Wichita State will give you a basic background in the study of matter, energy and their interactions. The minor is a great addition to any science, engineering or math major.

Learn how physics is the right fit for you.

Student performing a physics experiment.

Applied learning at Wichita State

At Wichita State, applied learning is everything. In fact, every degree we offer has a guaranteed applied learning or research experience built right into it equipping you with the relevant skills and experience to make you workforce ready before graduation.

Admission to the program

To be admitted into the Fairmount College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, you must first be admitted to Wichita State.

For WSU's admission requirements, and to apply, click the link below.

Inside the Program

WSU group is part of a huge global science project

As a physics student, you might have the opportunity to take part in once-in-a-lifetime projects.

Wichita State is playing a key role in the creation of the Long-Baseline Neutrino Facility in Illinois and the Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment in South Dakota, massive global science labs involving more than 1,000 scientists and engineers from around the world.

It's a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for the students working on the project alongside WSU professors. Together, they're working on particle physics computer simulations to support the international project.


To complete the 16-credit-hour minor, you'll choose from two core options:

            A: General College Physics I & II

            B: Physics for Scientists I & University Physics Lab I

You'll also select from six additional credit hours of upper-level physics courses based on your interests and career goals.


A degree in physics from Wichita State opens doors to a variety of graduate programs and professional schools—leading to high-paying, high-demand careers in fields such as university teaching, public and private scientific research, government, health care and more.

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