Graduates with a B.S. in Physics often go on to graduate schools in physics or engineering. A significant percentage of them, however, use physics as a springboard to careers in other fields like medicine, law, or finance. Indeed, studies show that physics graduates are top scorers in exams like the MCAT or the LSAT and are appreciated everywhere for their problem solving abilities. Many students also choose to pursue both engineering and physics undergraduate degrees by taking advantage of the Physics Department's articulation agreements with several engineering schools in Pennsylvania and Maryland.
The Physics Department offers undergraduate studies leading to three different degrees: a Bachelor of Science in Physics, a Bachelor of Science in Applied Physics and a Bachelor of Science in Education. In addition, the Physics B.S. offers concentrations in Advanced Physics and Computational Physics, as well as a certificate in nanotechnology. A Physics Minor is also available.