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Material Physics Concentration

Solid Mechanics

Bachelor of Science (B.S.)

Material Physics is an applied science that studies the relationship between the atomic and micro-scale structure and properties of materials. 

Work done in this field leads to the development and investigation of new materials. 

Material Physics has applications in many fields, including pharmaceutical, biomedical, aerospace, electronics and petroleum. Studies in material physics can be combined with other interests, such as business, medicine, law or government.

Careers for material physicists include:

  • Material Design Engineer
  • Test Engineer
  • Research Technician
  • Mining
  • Communications
  • Electronics and Energy Storage
  • Lubricants, liquid crystals

Why Study Physics at KWU?

Physics majors at KWU have the opportunity to study in small classes, allowing them to be known by the faculty members and receive individualized instruction and mentoring for their educational path and career choices. Students also have the opportunity to get involved in the Math and Physics Club, where they can acquire leadership skills and develop their networking abilities.

For more information, contact Dr. Kristin Kraemer, assistant professor of Physics, or call (785) 833-4466.