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Physics

Why a degree in Physics?

In our modern fast changing and highly demanding world one undergraduate college degree is often not sufficient to succeed in the professional world after graduation.

  1. College graduates with degrees in Physics find immediate employment. The waiting time between graduation and the beginning of employment is, on the average, shorter than one month.
  2. The initial salaries are highest for engineering, mathematics and physics graduates. Salaries in these areas are between 50% and 100% higher than those for other disciplines (like English, Education, Philosophy, Sociology, History and others).
  3. The areas of application of physics are numerous, challenging and gratifying.
Why a degree in Physics from Oklahoma City University?
  1. All courses are taught by faculty with Ph.D. degrees who have many years of teaching experience.
  2. Students obtain solid advice by faculty members for their future goals, whether that is graduate school, an occupation in the industry, or research areas. In recent years, about 85% of all graduates were accepted to top-ranked graduate schools. According the US News & World Report, physicists and mathematicians find immediate employment following graduation.
  3. Students who wish to pursue advanced degrees in the areas of theoretical, experimental, and applied physics and engineering obtain a solid background in math and physics. 
  4. Physics majors are advised to take as many courses in mathematics to be better prepared for graduate school, in pursuing an engineering degree, and securing a permanent position in government, industry, and research institutes.
  5. A strong personal interaction between students and faculty exists in our department, which helps students feel at ease in the college environment.