The Department of Physics at Kansas State University is built around 30 highly productive faculty members whose research expertise here at K-State and world-class facilities such as Fermi National Lab, CERN, DESY (German Electron Synchrotron), SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab provides students a wide variety of research experiences.
These faculty members include
- 10 American Physical Society Fellows,
- two American Association for the Advancement of Science Fellows, and
- two Carnegie Foundation CASE National Professors of the Year.
Junior faculty members have won National Science Foundation's (NSF) CAREER awards and DOE Outstanding Junior Investigator awards.
The highly-rigorous undergraduate program prepares graduates to be competitive in top graduate programs or for employment. The programs can lead to the Bachelor of Science or Arts degree, as well as a various dual majors and minors.
The graduate program provides research opportunities in numerous fields including
- atomic, molecular and optical physics,
- condensed, soft and biological matter physics,
- high-energy physics, and
- physics education.
This PhD program blends demanding coursework with cutting-edge research to prepare graduates for jobs in academia, industry, and government labs.
Our programs emphasize core academic competency and research excellence.