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The most basic of sciences, physics, is all around us every day. If you’ve ever wondered what makes lightning, why a boomerang returns, how ice skaters can spin so fast, how Michael Jordan can fly, and why waves crash on the beach, you have been thinking of physics. Physicists like to ask questions. If you like to explore and figure out why things are the way they are, you might like physics.

General Information
College of Science and Mathematics
Department Website Department of Physics
Degree(s) Offered

Bachelor of Art in Physics

Bachelor of Science in Physics

Possible Employment Settings
  • Air, bus, rail lines
  • Hospitals
  • Airports
  • Law
  • Laboratories (Private/Industrial)
  • Agriculture
  • Book Publishing
  • Utility companies
  • Engineering firms
  • National Science Foundation
  • Colleges and schools
  • Petroleum/technical journals
  • Manufacturing processing firms
  • Agriculture Department
  • Publishing companies
  • Military
  • Commerce Department
  • Transportation
  • Consumer Affairs Department
Occupational Opportunities
  • Aerodynamics
  • Geologist
  • Airplane navigator
  • Hydrologist
  • Architect
  • Industrial health engineer
  • Ballistics expert
  • Lawyer
  • Biophysicist
  • Management trainee
  • Meteorologist
  • Computer systems engineer
  • Crime laboratory analyst
  • Optometrist
  • Curator/natural history museum
  • Photo-optics technician
  • Consultant
  • Physicist
  • Editor/science publication
  • Lab supervisor
  • Environmental analyst
  • Environmental scientist
  • Stress analyst
  • Teacher/Professor
  • Researcher
  • Technical illustrator
  • Natural Science Manager
  • Chemist
  • Astronomer
  • Police Detectives & Investigators


Professional and Student Organizations
Professional Organizations Student Organizations (MyOrgs)
American Institute of Physics Mathematical Association of America (MAA)
American Physical Society Sigma Pi Sigma (National Physics Honor Society)
Society of Physics Students Society of Physics Students
American Assoc. for the Advancement of Science
Salary Information
Internet Resources

Last updated: 8/2/2019