A degree in physics prepares a student for any career involving problem solving, but especially quantitative problem solving. The St. Mary’s physics curriculum includes career exploration, internship exploration, networking training, resume writing, and application prep.
What can I do with this major?
- Medical Physics
- Science Journalist
- Electrical, Mechanical, Civil, & Systems Engineering
- STEM High School teaching
List of St. Mary’s Physics alumni, who have agreed to share career info. Most have also agreed to share their email address for students to contact them with career questions. (The list is only accessible with an SMCM account.)
Summer is a valuable time to explore physics outside the classroom. There are many internships and summer research opportunities both on- and off-campus. The department encourages each student to participate in these fantastic opportunities.
List of some summer internships. (The list is only accessible with an SMCM account.)
- American Institute of Physics Career Resources
- Physics Today Jobs
- American Physical Society Jobs
- Physics Jobs
- St. Mary’s Career Center
- American Physical Society
- American Institute of Physics
- Society of Physics Students
- American Association of Physics Teachers
St. Mary’s Physics students and graduates have found success with external scholarships.
- Department of Defense SMART Scholarship program
- National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship program