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What can I do with a degree in the physics?

A physics degree is a passport into a broad range of science, engineering, and technology careers. Physics graduates find themselves in demand in fields like engineering, research and development, physical science, education, medicine, law, business, and the military.

Career Fields

  • Astronomy
  • Applications and design engineering
  • Middle, secondary, and college teaching
  • Systems engineering
  • Software development
  • Systems Analysis
  • Research and development
  • Patent law
  • Electrical engineering
  • Nuclear energy research and engineering
  • Energy and power analysis

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Career and Internship Opportunities

If you major in physics, there are numerous career paths to pursue. Clark’s Career Connections Center can help you develop a plan for pursuing your career goals. Also check out ClarkCONNECT, which links you with alumni mentors and employers, and Handshake, Clark’s online job search website.

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Clark Funding for Undergraduate Internships

Interested in pursuing an internship, research, or creative project but wondering how you’ll pay rent? Apply for Clark funding to support your experience during the school year or summer. Visit the Career Connections Center in the Shaich Family Alumni and Student Engagement Center (ASEC Building).

Career and Internship Stories

Muhammed Kasule reaches into the cosmos

Student's research centers on how prebiotic molecules form in space

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Solar project aims to power cell phones

Megan McIntyre taps into sun's energy

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Curiosity drives senior’s traffic pattern research

Greg Jones uses physics technology, 3D printing to examine how backups form

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Contact Information

Department of Physics

Office Location
  • Math-Physics Building, Physics
    Room 241
    950 Main Street
    Worcester, MA 01610

  • 1-508-793-7169
  • 1-508-793-8861 Fax