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Academics and Admissions

web_PHYCS101_004Physics is about figuring out how things work, why they work the way they do, and applying that knowledge to solve problems. We study common items used in everyday life, as well as objects in space, to improve our understanding of nature. Our nationally recognized programs have a long history of success in producing young scientists and science teachers so much in demand in the 21st century.

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Do you see yourself helping others to understand the physical sciences? We have several options to lead you on the path to teaching science in middle schools and high schools. Our teaching major and related programs will prepare you to be certified in high school physics, chemistry, and middle school science.

Seeking to build on your bachelor's degree? We have several options in our master's programs for persons interested in careers in physics, astronomy, and science teaching. Plus we offer doctoral programs to students who aspire to teach at the K-12 and postsecondary levels.

Learn more about applying for our bachelor's, master's, and doctoral programs.



Department of Physics and Astronomy
Ball State University
Cooper Physical Science Building, room 101
Muncie, IN 47306

Hours: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday (Summer Hours: 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.)
Phone: 765-285-8860
Fax: 765-285-5674
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