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  • What Can I Do With a Major in Physics?


    Physics What Can I DoMajoring in physics or physics education opens up possibilities for a wide variety of fields. Physics plays a vital role in many technology-based industries, including nanotechnology, computing and renewable energy.

    Astrophysics, medical physics, geophysics and meteorology are also popular fields. Physics education allows our students to be well prepared to teach physics concepts to elementary, middle and high school students.

    But physics graduates are not restricted to physics-related fields. Their ability to model complex system is valuable in finance, while their logical approach and ability to understand new technology is useful especially in patent law. Employers in any field value physics graduates’ ability to quickly grasp new concepts, determination to find coherent answers and analytical as well as mathematical skills.

    In short, studying physics is a great way to prepare students for a career after college. On average, physics graduates earn more than graduates of most other subjects, including psychology, biology, linguistics and history.