The University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.
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The University offers a bachelor of arts (BA) in physics. This program is designed for students who wish to pursue secondary teaching opportunities, enroll in a professional programs in the medical or health sciences, or combine an interest in physics with a major or minor in another discipline.
Note: In addition to the bachelor of arts (BA) in physics, the University offers a bachelor of science (BS) in physics.
Our graduates are prepared for careers in engineering, computer science, research, teaching, government, and more. The employment rate among physicists has been consistently above the national average, and one of the highest among science majors. In the United States, the employment rate six months after graduation for physics degree recipients is currently at 98 percent.
Science and technology industries recognize that global competitiveness depends on an educated work force. A physics education develops problem-solving skills and provides the ability to apply and adapt scientific knowledge within the workplace. Because of this training, physicists excel in solving complex problems, which allows them to seek employment in a wide range of academic, government, and industrial settings well beyond the traditional boundaries of physics.
Students have many sources of financial support for their studies, including financial aid, work-study programs, veterans' benefits, and special scholarships for entering freshmen and transfer students.
In addition, the Department of Chemistry and Physics awards numerous scholarships.
The Graduate Catalog and Undergraduate Catalog of Indiana State University are the documents of authority for all students. The requirements given in the catalogs supersede information issued by any academic department, program, college, or school. The University reserves the right to change the requirements at any time.