Why can’t light escape a black hole? What exactly is dark matter? Why is the gravitational force so weak? In Physics, we know everything is bound by the same rules and happens for a reason. It’s the “why” of every action and reaction that keeps us curious.


The Physics program equips students with what we know about our universe — theories on matter, the forces, space, and time — so that they can reach into the unknown and answer the question… why?

Job Titles

Acoustics specialistMeteorologist*
Astrophysicist*Nuclear physicist*
Biophysics technicianOptical engineer
Geophysicist*Physics professor (College)*
Intellectual property/patent attorney*Physics teacher
Inventor*Product development specialist
Laboratory technicianResearch 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 NUworks; please note, that they may not currently have positions posted.
AgaMatrix Management Solutions
 Argos Information and Advisory Services Radiation Monitoring Devices
 Boston Collegiate Charter SchoolZS Associates


This is a sample of the industries that often hire this major.
Armed ServicesHigher Education
EnergyInstrumentation and Optics
EngineeringPrimary and Secondary Education
Government: local, state, federalScientific and Laboratory Research
Health CareTechnical Publishing

Internships and Co-ops

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 NUworksSimplyHired.comIndeed.com, 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

Career Development Videos

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Careers in Tech Startups

Careers In Think Tanks and Other Research Organizations

IT & Engineering Careers in Healthcare

Using Your Science Degree in Business

Websites for Job Search

Campus Organizations & Activities

*For additional student activities clickhere.

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.

LinkedIn Groups