The physics and applied physics majors prepare students to pursue a wide range of opportunities. Advanced degree programs in the physical sciences and engineering often cover students’ tuition and provide a stipend. So, this is a popular option. Many physics majors go on to PhD programs in physics, physical chemistry, medical physics, or applied mathematics. Applied physics majors typically enter masters’ or PhD programs in a field of engineering—mechanical engineering, aeronautical engineering, electrical and computer engineering, and materials science are popular choices. Other students go on to medical, business, education, or law school, or enter the workforce.
These experiences help our students to pursue traditional and non-traditional careers after graduation. Here are some recent examples: