Physics examines the fundamental principles that govern natural phenomena, ranging in scale from collisions of subatomic particles, through the behavior of solids, liquids, and biomolecules, to exploding stars and colliding galaxies.  In addition to work in industrial, government, or high-technology laboratories, students may find opportunities in such fields as biological physics, computer science, geophysics, medical and radiation physics, and engineering. Many physics majors pursue advanced degrees in physics and related fields. 

Concentrations: Physics, Biomedical Physics, Pre-Med/Health, Applied Physics

Department Website

Department of Physics

Job Titles

Acoustics specialist Meteorologist*
Astrophysicist* Nuclear physicist*
Biophysics technician Optical engineer
Geophysicist* Physics professor (College)*
Intellectual property/patent attorney* Physics teacher
Inventor* Product development specialist
Laboratory technician Research physicist
Medical physicist* Science writer

Positions that may require additional education, training or licensing are indicated by an (*). Job qualifications are based not only on degree program, but on skills and experience. Students should seek out as many experiential opportunities in their fields of interests as possible, including co-op and internships.


This is a limited sample of employers who have posted jobs on NUcareers; please note that they may not currently have positions posted.

 AgaMatrix  Management Solutions
 Argos Information and Advisory Services  Radiation Monitoring Devices
 Boston Collegiate Charter School ZS Associates


This is a sample of the industries that often hire this major:

Armed Services Higher Education
Energy Instrumentation and Optics
Engineering Primary and Secondary Education
Government: local, state, federal Scientific and Laboratory Research
Health Care Technical Publishing


These samples titles can be used to research internship opportunities.

Electrochemistry analytics intern

Imaging R&D Intern

Optics Technician

Research assistant: university or industry

Teaching assistant


Use NUcareers,,, or other internship sites to search for openings. 


For more information, please visit the department’s website.

Students enrolled in the College of Professional Studies may click here for co-op and internship information.


Websites for Career Exploration

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Websites for Job Search

Campus Organizations & Activities

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Professional Associations

Find valuable industry information, job sites, and professionals in the field you may contact for informational interview requests and networking opportunities.

Social Media

Sample industry specific LinkedIn groups and Twitter handles. Stay on top of industry trends, company information, job listings and networking opportunities. Visit the Social Media page for more information on how to leverage your social media network.

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