Western Washington University · Bellingham, Washington
What is the study of Physics?
Physics is the fundamental science. It is the study of matter and energy and the interaction between the two. Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, Geology and Engineering apply the principles of physics to specific problems. Almost all areas of modern technology involve applications of physics. An undergraduate major in Physics provides a solid foundation upon which to build later work and study in physics, astronomy and engineering.
Why Should I Consider this Major?
A Bachelor’s degree in Physics provides an excellent foundation in liberal arts, and can open a variety of doors for jobs in high tech industries, government labs, and as preparation for graduate school. Recent Physics graduates have found positions in a variety of fields including software development, optoelectronics, engineering, failure analysis, and education, among many others. Many graduates have found the skills acquired in our program have prepared them for further academic studies in Physics, Astronomy, Engineering, Patent Law, Medical Physics, Medicine, and Education to name a few.
- Laboratory Technician
- Technical Consultant
- Research and Development Scientist
- Physics Teacher
- Optical Medical Devices Designer
- Satellite Data Analyst
- Science Writer
- Industrial Hygienist