Undergraduate Degree & Course Catalog
2016-17

Physics - Careers

Career Information and Further Study

Work settings include:

People with degrees in physics typically pursue careers in teaching or research, or some combination of the two. Teaching can be at the high school, community college, college, or university level. University teachers generally also engage in research. People who pursue a non-teaching research career generally work in industries such as the computer chip industry, or work in government labs such as Argonne or Brookhaven.

Post-undergraduate Opportunities

Approximately 75% of our students go on to graduate school, mostly in physics, but a significant number go into other areas such as law, business, medicine, biophysics, and medical physics. Our students regularly get into outstanding graduate schools such as Princeton, Cornell, University of Chicago, MIT, and UB.

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