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Life After Linfield

The physics and applied physics majors prepare you 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 Ph.D. programs in physics, physical chemistry, medical physics or applied mathematics. Applied physics majors typically enter master's or Ph.D. 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:

  • Physics Professor, Pacific Lutheran University
  • Mechanical Engineer, Electro-Scientific Industries
  • Staff Engineer, Foundation Engineering, Inc.
  • Stress Analysis Engineer, Boeing
  • Principal (patent lawyer), Fish and Richardson
  • Field Applications Engineer, Intel
  • Instrument Suite Scientist for NASA’s Radiation Belt Storm Probes mission
  • Product Engineer, FEI Co
  • Scientist, Oregon Health and Sciences University
  • Physics, Mathematics, and Graphic Design teacher, Central Catholic High School
  • Process Engineer, Perpetua Power Source Technologies
  • Co-CEO and Partner, GTO Management
  • Education Director, the Discovery Center of Idaho
  • Civil Engineer, US government
  • Environmental Engineer, Bonneville Power Administration
  • Medical doctor
  • Peace Corps