Physics - Life After Fairfield

Upon graduation with the B.S. in Physics, students have available to them a number of career options including graduate studies leading to the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in any subfield of physics, industrial careers in research and development, and professional careers where a physics background, or more generally, a science background is an asset. Examples of this latter category include:

  • Medicine
  • Biophysics
  • Astronomy
  • Computer science
  • Science education

Many recent graduates are pursuing graduate degrees at major institutions across the country. Others have secured employment at major industrial organizations. Whatever their occupation, their degree in physics signifies a true intellectual achievement and is the basis for a financially and creatively productive life.

Physics majors at Fairfield are broadly educated in a liberal arts context and they follow diverse career paths. Graduates of the last several years have chosen:

  • Medical school
  • Optometry
  • Environmental education
  • Secondary school teaching
  • Work in regulatory affairs for a medical instrument manufacturer
  • Computer engineering

A substantial portion of our graduates have gone on to advanced study in physics at:

  • Georgetown
  • Columbia
  • SUNY - Stony Brook
  • Colorado State
  • Tufts
  • Yale

Learn more about how Fairfield's Career Planning Center can support your post-graduate goals, and how Fairfield's tight-knit alumni network can build career and mentoring opportunities that last a lifetime.

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