The UMKC Department of Physics and Astronomy is a dynamic and full-featured organization that is dedicated to providing all of the students that come through its doors with a comprehensive and cutting edge education. We believe that a broad array of technical skills layered on top of a solid scientific foundation is critical for students like you to be able to compete with confidence in any of the diverse career opportunities that are open to our graduates.
Sometimes the choice is easy, but other times you want to study your options carefully before proceeding. We created “Why Study Physics” and “Why Study Astronomy” pages to help in your decision making process. We encourage you to browse through those pages and the rest of our web site. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.