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About the Major

The laws of physics are the basic building blocks for scientific research and engineering. Physics majors gain broad-based knowledge and experience in the application of these laws, in addition to hands-on experience in performing experiments and building instrumentation.

Physics majors are employed in industry doing applied work such as the development of the next generation of transistors, as well as in academia, seeking answers to such fundamental questions as to what the ultimate constituents of matter are.

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Any CLAS major may prepare you for admission to professional schools such as medical school, vet school, law school, etc.

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  • Materials Scientist
  • Mathematical Physicist
  • Nuclear Physicist
  • Renewable Energy Manager
  • Research Scientist
  • Sound Engineer
  • Satellite Engineer
  • Science Writer
  • Astrophysicist
  • Atmospheric Scientist
  • Biophysicist
  • Ceramic Engineer
  • Civil Engineer
  • Clinical Scientist
  • Computer Scientist
  • Cosmologist
  • Educator
  • Financial Analyst
  • Geophysicist
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