College of Science
Websites: College Website
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Example courses: Thermal Physics, Quantum Mechanics, Optical Physics, Theoretical Physics
What will you do? Scientific research and development services firms and the federal government employ three out of five physicists and astronomers. Most jobs are in basic research and development, usually requiring a doctoral degree; master's degree holders qualify for many jobs in applied research and development, while bachelor's degree holders may qualify as technicians or research assistants. Doctoral degree graduates will face competition for basic research jobs.
Possible titles: Physicists
Career outlook: Up 6.9% at a slower than average rate