What Can I Do With a Major In Physics?
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A branch of the physical sciences, physics is the study of energy and the behavior of single atoms and their component pieces. Physicists consider themselves the most fundamental of scientists for they examine the basic laws of our universe and apply these laws to explain the behavior of increasingly more complex systems. The same underlying principle describes the behavior of atoms, lasers, living cells, and galaxies. Physicists seek to study and understand what happens when atoms and subatomic particles break down and assemble, how they react to collisions with each other and to electro- magnetic radiation, so it is at the base of all modern science and technology, and even at an elementary level this fundamental nature can be appreciated.<! -- end major description -->
Class of 2021 Career Outcomes for Physics*
** Includes Self-Employed
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- Physics Today
- American Physical Society Careers/Employment Information
- International Astronomical Union
- Job Boards and Career Resources Compiled by the UGA Physics & Astronomy Department
- The American Astronomical Society (AAS)
- National Optical Astronomy Observatory
- Physics and Astronomy Job Hunting Resources
- USAJobs.gov (job board for federal agencies - consider visiting the "Students and Recent Graduates" portal)
- American Astronomical Society
- American Institute of Physics (AIP)
- Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy
- International Astronomical Union
- Nat. Academy of Sci. Board on Physics and Astronomy
- American Physical Society (APS)
- American Journal of Physics
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Employers/Position Title Reported by Class of 2021 Physics majors
The information below represents employers and position titles from the Class of 2021 Career Outcomes Survey. To view historical Career Outcomes for this major, click here and select "Historical Data" from the navigation menu.
Graduate/Professional Schools attended by Class of 2021 Physics majors
The information below represents graduate/professional schools and programs reported through the Class of 2020 Career Outcomes Survey. To view historical Career Outcomes for this major, click here and select "Historical Data" from the navigation menu.
|Duke University||Electrical and Computer Engineering, MEng||Stanford University||Physics, PhD||University of Georgia||Arts in Teaching, Physics Education, MAT||University of Maryland||Physics, PhD||University of Oregon||Earth Sciences, PhD||University of Pennsylvania||Medical Physics, MS|