The Physics major is designed to provide the tools and experiences that are especially valuable for moving into engineering, graduate school, or directly into the industry after graduation.
Physics students also have access to the Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute (PARI) near campus. This 200 acre facility once served as a NASA tracking station and Department of Defense facility.
At the Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute (PARI) for student research and exploration
With a Physics degree, you can:
- Prepare for engineering or physics graduate school.
- Enter the financial sector with sharp data analysis skills.
- Join government labs to conduct research in physics, biology, chemistry, math, or astronomy.
- Work in government offices dedicated to policy research.
- Work with technology companies.
- Using the Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute 12-meter radio telescope to map the Milky Way.
- Building simple circuits, such as a magnetic field sensor.
- Study cosmic rays.
- Learning data analysis techniques with scientific software packages.
- Visit Oak Ridge National Laboratory.