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BS in Physics

The BS degree in Physics prepares students for careers as professional physicists in industry, government, or graduate study in physics, engineering, or material science. It also prepares students for teaching careers. Students interested in teacher certification should contact the School of Education.

Students may work with the Department's faculty members in their research labs. Some students present the results of their research at national conferences and publish them in journals. The Department's many laboratories are well equipped with state-of-the-art instrumentation.

Career Outlook

  • Graduate studies in physics, astronomy, engineering and material science
  • Professional studies in medicine, medical physics and other health sciences (dental, opthalmology, etc.)
  • Law school
  • Physicist in government and commercial laboratories and companies
  • Engineer
  • Data analyst