Physics & Astronomy



Physics and astronomy have always been the bedrock of our understanding of the universe, our place in it and the natural laws and patterns that govern our lives and our surroundings.

KU's Department of Physics and Astronomy offers three undergraduate programs: Physics (B.S., B.A.), Astronomy (B.S., B.A.) and Engineering Physics (B.S.).

As a Physics major, you'll gain a foundation for virtually all fields of the natural sciences and engineering. As an Astronomy major, you'll learn the science of the physical study of stars and stellar systems in the observable universe. Studying Engineering Physics will give you an interdisciplinary education; you'll learn from our finest faculty from both the Department of Physics and Astronomy, and the School of Engineering.

Career options: 

Earning a B.A. or B.S. is just the beginning. Many of our graduates go on to continue their education in even more specialized fields. NASA, planetariums, pharmacies, museums- these are just a few of the kinds of places that have room for you as a graduate of KU's Physics and Astronomy program. Follow these links to view career options for Physics and Astronomy majors.


Physics & Astronomy Program
785 - 864-4626
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Advisor name: 
Philip Baringer
Advisor title: 
Associate Chair, Undergraduate Coordinator
Advisor email:
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