Physics

The physics major has special characteristics that will make you a valuable addition to prospective employers:

  • Advanced problem solving, critical thinking, and analytical skills.
  • Proficiency to employ mathematics to understand, explain, and predict theories and equations.
  • Ability to apply knowledge of nature, logic, and the scientific method to math, chemistry, geophysics, engineering, communication, transportation, electronics, and health.
  • Capability of expressing complex technical and scientific information in words, formulas, and charts.
  • Capacity to conduct experiments to develop new information/hypotheses and well as test old ones.
  • Background to design instruments of observation and analysis for the purpose of studying natural phenomena.
     
Possible Career Paths

Although this major will prepare you for the following careers, advanced training/education may be required. Research careers/job titles that interest you to become aware of the requirements for this field:

Aeronautical Engineer
Air Craft Developer
Astronomer
Astrophysicist
Biophysicist
Engineer
Environmental Analyst
Fluid Physicist
Geodesist
Geophysical Prospector
Geophysicist
Health Physicist
Laser Technician
Laserist
Materials Scientist
Medical / Scientific Illustrator
Meteorologist
Molecular Physicist
Nuclear Physicist
Optical Physicist
Patent Specialist
Photo Optics Technician
Photogrammetrist
Planetarium Technician
Plasma Physicist
Professor
Quality Assurance Investigator
Radiation Protection Specialist
Research Physicist
Salesman
Scientific Photographer
Spectroscopist
Teacher

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For further information, please contact:

Center for Career and Professional Development
Nexus Building, Room 225
p – 516.877.3130

Students and Alumni: careercounselor@adelphi.edu
Employers: employerservices@adelphi.edu

Department of Physics
p – 516.877.4880

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