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Physics provides the fundamental basis for all other sciences and for fields like engineering and the health sciences. Physics graduates work in industry, government labs, applied physics fields or secondary school teaching. They also continue studies at the graduate level.

Degrees and Non-Degrees

Master of Science

Minor (Non-Degree)

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Our physics department is led by internationally recognized faculty experts who earn national awards and federal funding for research and teaching. Students work alongside faculty on research with opportunities for course credit and pay, and independent study provides practical work experience. 

Along with generous awards and scholarships, our physics students often win competitive internships and awards such as the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship.


Our interdisciplinary approach provides graduates with the skills they need to pursue careers in a variety of industries, including engineering, communications, life sciences and more.

Possible career paths:

  • Aeronautical engineer
  • Data analyst
  • Data scientist
  • Design engineer
  • Forensic scientist
  • Instrumentation engineer
  • Materials engineer
  • Meteorologist
  • Nuclear engineer
  • Optical engineer
  • Patent agent
  • Physics professor


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  • Process engineer
  • Product development engineer
  • Radiation safety officer
  • R&D engineer
  • Research analyst
  • Research engineer
  • Research scientist
  • Sales engineer
  • Science teacher
  • Scientist
  • Systems analyst
  • Technical writer