What can you do with a Physics degree? The Society of Physics Students has lots of ideas.  Regardless, it will be something.  A recent study, carried out by the Joint Task Force on Undergraduate Physics Programs states:

"...nearly all physics majors who seek employment after completing their bachelor’s degrees find a job of some sort. Only 4% of majors graduating in 2011 and 2012 were unemployed one year after graduation, and only 6.2% of physics graduates ages 22 to 27 were unemployed in 2014.... While the average unemployment rate in the overall economy was around 10% during the 2007−2008 period, it was only 6.8% for those holding physics degrees."

Specifically, our alumni work in a wide range of fields. Some have gone on to graduate school while some have gone directly into the workforce. Approximately 99% of graduates over the past 15 years are employed in a field that directly utilizes their background in physics and engineering.

Employment

  • Amazon Robotics
  • BAE Systems
  • Covidien
  • DEKA
  • Dimensional Photonics
  • Intel
  • Livermore National Lab
  • MKS Instruments
  • NHDOT
  • Raytheon
  • Rolf Jensen & Associates
  • Spincraft
  • Texas Instruments
  • Thoratec
  • University of Michigan
  • Whiting-Turner

Graduate School

  • Boston College
  • Brown
  • Dartmouth
  • Georgetown
  • Georgia Tech
  • Northeastern
  • Notre Dame
  • Penn State
  • RPI
  • Tufts
  • WPI
  • Yale
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Winter Session 2018-19

Registration is open for the 2018-19 Winter Break Session that offers 2-credit courses taught exclusively online. The 4-week session runs December 17 - January 13.

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