A degree in Physics can lead to:

  • employment in the high tech sector
  • working as a medical physicist helping to plan patient treatment in a clinical setting
  • developing emerging technologies such as photonics and nanotechnology
  • research in particle, medical, and applied physics
  • and more!

Graduate studies

Graduates of the Honours programs may be eligible to go on to graduate studies. Since the programs all provide a sound foundation in the fundamentals of physics, graduate work in a variety of fields is possible, including particle physics, optics, astrophysics, condensed matter physics, and medical physics.

Professional programs

Many professional programs, including law, medicine, and teaching, encourage well-rounded applicants from a variety of backgrounds to apply. Physics provides a strong foundation for a number of these programs and you are encouraged to pursue your interest in these fields.

American Institute of Physics (AIP) study shows that students who graduated from Physics programs got top scores in the entrance exams of professional programs, such as MCAT and LSAT. Check out more AIP statistics about careers in Physics.

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