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Physics Careers

A degree in applied physics prepares students for graduate study or jobs in a number of fields. The degree program is an excellent opportunity for engineering students who are uncertain of what engineering they wish to specialize in.

By having this applied physics degree, students will have a firm foundation for specializing in civil, electrical, aerospace, mechanical, or reservoir engineering at the graduate level. In addition, the logical thought processes, mathematical tools, and physical reasoning provided in this field can prepare students for continued studies in medicine (e.g. medical school), law (especially patent law), and finance (mathematics of financial vehicles). A student with this applied physics degree will be prepared to enter the job market as a lab technician in almost any engineering specialty. In addition, this degree combines a liberal arts program with a mathematical science that will prepare a well-rounded student for the many challenges of business, education, science, and engineering of the future.

Employment Options


  • Astronomy
  • Astrophysics
  • Biophysics
  • Nuclear Physics
  • Optical Physics

Opportunities within Industries

  • Development
  • Testing
  • Consulting
  • Public Relations
  • Research
  • Administration