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After Graduation

In the context of a liberal arts education, physics majors are prepared for a wide variety of careers. Engineering or scientific careers in universities, research labs, and industry are the most obvious opportunities, but the training a physicist receives in analytical reasoning applies to the finance, medical, law, and business fields as well.

Problem-solving ability, combined with knowledge of computer programming, can also lead to careers in computer science and programming.

Graduate Outcomes

Students who graduated with the physics and engineering major have been employed by:

  • The Center for Earth and Planetary Studies at the Smithsonian Institute
  • The Department of Homeland Security
  • Lexus-Nexus
  • Emory University
  • U.S. Senate, Office of Senate Security
  • Babcock & Wilcox
  • Shook, Hardy & Bacon

Occupations of Interest to Physics and Engineering Majors

Some occupations may require an advanced degree.

  • Industry Research and Development
  • Engineer
  • Financial Analyst
  • College Professor
  • High School Teacher
  • Lawyer
  • Physician
  • Computer Scientist
  • Computer Programmer
  • Scientific Laboratory Technician
  • Electrical/Electronic Technician
  • Associate Health Physicist
  • Astrophysicist
  • Mathematician
  • Biophysicist
  • Geophysicist
  • Meteorologist
  • Science/Technical Writer

Advanced Study

Students have gone on to graduate programs at:

  • Berkeley
  • Carnegie-Mellon
  • Penn State
  • University of Virginia
  • UNC Chapel Hill
  • Texas A&M
  • University of Delaware
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