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What Can You Do With A Major In Physics?

Physics uses the language of mathematics to make predictive models of the universe and its components. The importance of physics in the intellectual and economic life of the 21st century is clear to thoughtful individuals. The increased use of complex technologies in microelectronics, environmental physics, optics, space and renewable energies, defense, health care, nanotechnology, manufacturing and other industries provides ample evidence that the value of understanding physics will continue to increase for individuals and society.


Physics Program


Physics-Astrophysics, B.S.

Physics-Civil Engineering, B.S.

Physics-Computing Emphasis, B.S.

Physics-Electrical Engineering, B.S.

Physics-Materials Science, B.S.

Physics-Mechanical Engineering, B.S.

Pre-Medical Physics, B.S.

Career Paths

Acoustical Physics




Chemical Physics

Condensed Matter


Engineering Physics


Medical Physics

Health Physics

Nuclear Physics

Optical Physics

Particle/High Energy Physics

Research and Development

Science Education

Job Titles

Aerospace Engineer

Agriculture Scientist

Automotive Engineer

Computer System Engineer

Data Technician

Environmental Analyst

Environmental Health Specialist

Industrial Hygienist

Laboratory Technician

Medical Products Designer


Physics Teacher

Process Engineer

Research Assistant

Systems Analyst

Technical Writer

Test Engineer

Employers/Work Settings

Aerospace Industry


Consulting Firms


Electronics Companies

Engineering Firms

Government Agencies


Manufacturing Firms


Pharmaceutical Companies


Science Museums

Professional Associations

Job Search Information

Graduate Schools

Applying To Graduate and Professional Schools

Link To UNF Academic Program

The College of Arts and Sciences at the University of North Florida offers a Bachelor of Science in Physics.