The Department of Physics offers coursework leading to a bachelor of science and to a bachelor of arts degree. A minor in physics is also offered. Undergraduates preparing for graduate study in physics should take the bachelor of science in physics. Undergraduates preparing for teaching at the pre-college level should take the Bachelor of Arts in Physics. Those undergraduates preparing to work in industry or considering graduate work in engineering should consult with the Physics Department to determine which degree to pursue.
Physics courses are taught jointly by the faculties of MSU Denver and the University of Colorado Denver. MSU Denver students will receive instruction from the faculty of both institutions.
The physics department also offers courses in astronomy, which are designed primarily as general interest courses.