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Who Is Hiring Physics Majors? - American Institute of Physics

Physics majors who have recently graduated from PSU with a B.S. in Physics have gone on to a variety of opportunities, including:

  • Jobs at places such as
    • AMOS (Air Force Maui Optical Superconducting Center) - Maui
    • Applied Hydro-Acoustics Research
    • Applied Research Laboratory (PSU)
    • BAE Systems
    • Bates-White
    • Bechtel (and BWXT Y12 Security)
    • Bettis Laboratory
    • Boeing
    • Brookhaven National Laboratory
    • Center for Remote Sensing
    • Central Intelligence Agency
    • Credit Suisse First Boston (as a systems analyst!)
    • Digital Semiconductor
    • Electro-Optics Center
    • EPIC Systems
    • GeoEye
    • IBM (Research and Systems)
    • Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab
    • Lockheed Martin
    • Lutron
    • MIT Lincoln Laboratories
    • NASA Huntsville
    • National Air and Space Intelligence Center
    • National Institute of Science and Technology
    • National Security Agency
    • Naval Research Laboratory
    • Naval Surface Warfare Center
    • Raytheon
    • SAIC (Science Applications International Corporation)
    • Tiger Optics
    • United States Army: Night Vision and Electronic Sensors
    • United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission
    • United Patent and Trademark Office
  • Graduate studies in Physics and other disciplines at universities such as
    • Alabama (acoustics)
    • Boston University
    • Cambridge University (UK)
    • Chicago
    • Colorado State
    • Columbia
    • Cornell
    • Delaware
    • Dublin (Ireland)
    • Duke
    • Eastern Carolina
    • Florida
    • Harvard
    • Illinois
    • Kentucky
    • Louisiana State (gravity)
    • Maryland
    • Max Planck Institute
    • McGill
    • MIT
    • Minnesota
    • New Mexico
    • Northwestern
    • Ohio State
    • Princeton
    • Stanford (Applied Physics)
    • SUNY Stony Brook
    • Tennessee
    • University of California, Berkeley
    • University of California, Riverside
    • University of California, San Diego
    • University of California, Santa Barbara
    • University of Illinois
    • University of Michigan
    • University of Pennsylvania
    • University of Washington
    • University of Wisconsin, Madison
    • University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee (gravity)
    • University of Virginia
  • Non-Physics Graduate Programs:
    • Astronomy/Astrophysics
    • Biomedical Engineering
    • Civil Engineering
    • Electrical Engineering
    • Environmental Engineering
    • Geosciences
    • Industrial Health and Safety
    • Materials Science
    • Medical Physics
    • Medical School (and M.D./Ph.D. programs)
    • Neuroscience
    • Nuclear Engineering