Internships and Careers in Physics
Physics students at Saint Vincent College gain valuable theoretical and practical experience in our classrooms and laboratories. But their education doesn’t end there; every year, our students complete summer fellowships to research at prestigious institutions such as Duke University, Michigan State University, NASA, Pennsylvania State University, University of Bucknell, University of Glasgow and Naval Research Labs.
As a result, our students are ideally prepared to begin their career path after graduation. Recent physics graduates from Saint Vincent College now work at the FBI, Lawrence Livermore Lab, Westinghouse, Microsoft, Naval Submarine Program, PPG, Alcoa and UPMC.
Recent physics education graduates now teach physics and math locally at Latrobe School District, Greensburg Salem, Hempfield, Derry Township, Connellsville, Penn Trafford and Franklin Regional; regionally in Westmoreland, Somerset, Beaver, Fayette counties; and as well as nationally in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Colorado and California. In fact, our department has a 95 percent success rate for graduates obtaining a teacher certification in the United States.
But many physics students also chose to continue their education after graduating from Saint Vincent College. Institutions such as the University of Maryland, University of Minnesota, Ohio State University, University of Notre Dame, College of William and Mary and Purdue University have helped recent graduates continue their studies. In all, 95 percent of our graduates are accepted to doctoral or masters programs, 20 percent higher than the average. Meanwhile, 70 percent of our students are accepted to M.D. programs, which is 15 percent better than the national average.