What Can You Do with a Major in Physics?


  • Basic and Applied Research and Development
  • Consulting
  • Design
  • Engineering
  • Quality Control and Testing
  • Teaching
  • Technical Writing
  • Any position requiring strong analytical skills

Education - Where will your degree take you?

Bachelor Degree (B.S. in Physics)

Masters Degree (M.S. in Physics)

Doctoral Degree (PhD in Physics)

Entry level research technicians and assistants or related jobs in computer science, engineering, math or environmental science, secondary school science teachers

Positions in industry, government, and non-profits related to applied research and development and teachers at high school and community colleges

Positions in basic and independent research in universities and government, university faculty,  and advancement to managerial positions

A degree in Physics can provide an educational foundation for admissions to professional schools or to advanced degrees in fields such as law, business, engineering, etc.

Here's what our 2014 graduates are doing with their degrees:

  • Research Scientist for Naval Air Systems (PhD)
  • U.S Naval Research Laboratory Postdoc (PhD)

75% of our 2014 graduates went on to graduate school and are currently enrolled in the following programs:

  • Climate Dynamics at George Mason University (PhD)
  • Ecology at Indiana University (PhD)
  • Physics at IUPUI (PhD)
  • Physics at Old Dominion University (PhD)
  • Materials Science and Engineering at University of Virginia (MS)