Physical Science


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Department Head: Dr. Sayo Fakayode
Advising Coordinator: 
Phone: 479-788-7129
College Website: College of Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics

Undergraduate Catalog

Degree Plans:

Majors and Minors

A major/minor in one of the Physical Sciences will give you a unique insight into areas that are central to chemistry, physics, geology, materials science, medicine, environmental science, and engineering. A chemistry degree can lead to many varied career paths in professions such as medicine, pharmacology, agriculture, chemical engineering, journalism, law, forensic science, and biochemistry. Many graduates also decide to continue their education by attending graduate school. 

What can you do with a degree in Physical Science?

Career opportunities in physical science sometimes require education beyond a bachelor's degree. Talk to your faculty advisor regarding the specific career path to the following:
  • Biochemist
  • Chemical engineer
  • Chemical technician
  • Crime lab analyst
  • Geneticist
  • Manufacuturers' representative
  • Pathologist
  • Pharmacologist
  • Toxicologist
  • Public school systems
  • Private school systems
  • Junior and community colleges
  • Adult education centers

Websites for Career Research

Why should you choose to major or minor in a Physical Science?

  • Small class sizes, with top-notch instruction
  • Extensive hands-on laboratory experience
  • Lots of potential for professional competitive job searches
  • Secondary education is a large employment category that is expected to grow.

Undergraduate Research Opportunities 

Our faculty are involved in biochemistry, organic, inorganic, physical chemistry, petrology, sedimentology, stratigraphy, paleontology, and environmental geology research and will mentor undergraduate research projects from start to finish.

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