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.
This fall, the Physics Department is hosting a SMCM Physics Alumni + Students + Faculty Gathering focusing in careers. This will allow alumni to share their career experiences and students to learn and ask questions. We also look forward to sharing the many changes in the department with our alumni.
What can I do with this major?
- Medical Physics
- Science Journalist
- Electrical, Mechanical, Civil, & Systems Engineering
- STEM High School teaching
Summer is a valuable time to explore physics outside the classroom. There are many summer research opportunities both on- and off-campus. The department encourages each student to participate in these fantastic opportunities.
- 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
The SMCM STEM Navigators program offers scholarships of $5,000 to $10,000 to students who major in science or math and who demonstrate financial need. This program is supported by a grant from the National Science Foundation.