If you look up physics in the dictionary, you will see a broad and long definition about matter and energy. Of course that is physics, but fundamentally, physics is the basic principles and study of how everything works. From electricity to how the stars and sun shine, physics is all around us.

As a physics major at Ball State, you must choose between our general and applied physics options.

General Physics: Choose this option if you want to head to grad school right after graduation or pursue an industrial career in physics, astronomy, or engineering.

Applied Physics: Choose this option if you are ready to throw on your lab coat and go to work with technology, imaging, or in a cool lab.

Learn more about course requirements for our physics majors.