Physics is the scientific discipline that explores the natural world and explains the workings of the universe. The field of physics includes a broad range of sub-specialties, such as the study of subatomic particles, which serves as the basis for countless other disciplines, from biology and chemistry to biotechnology and oceanography. Students entering the physics major typically have strong analytical skills and problem-solving abilities.

An undergraduate degree in Physics gives students a broad, deep, rigorous understanding of quantitative problems which is useful to many different careers. You can find physicists in manufacturing and government labs, on university campuses and consulting on television programs. Many physics graduates work in journalism, in government, and even on Wall Street, places where their ability to think methodically is a great asset.

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Aeronautical   & Aerospace Engineer Mechanical Engineer
Aerospace Engineering   Technician Meteorologist
Architect Nuclear Engineer
Astronomer Nuclear Fuels Research Engineer
Atmospheric and Space   Scientist Oceanographer
Biophysicist Optometrist
Cartographer (Map Scientist) Petroleum Engineer
Environmental Engineer Photogrammetric Engineer
Environmental Research Analyst Physicist
Geologist Physics Professor
Geophysicist Radiation Protection Engineer
Hazardous Waste Management Analyst Resource Recovery Engineer
Hydraulic Engineer Seismologist
Hydrographer Soil Engineer
Hydrologist Solar Energy Systems Designer
Industrial Engineer Stress Analyst Engineer
Industrial Hygienist Structural Engineer
Materials Engineer Technical Publications Writer
Materials Scientist Water Pollution Control Inspector

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Graduate Schools attended by  Physics Graduates
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  • University of Tennessee, Knoxville
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  • University of Pennsylvania
  • University of Rhode Island

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