Opportunities in Physics

Learn where a Seattle University physics degree can take you. Our alumni have gone on to study at MIT, work at Boeing and attended a wide range of science PhD programs.

What You Can Do with Your Physics Degree

Your physics degree offers a greater understanding of the universe and an advantage when entering the workforce. 

Physicists are known for bettering the world with their work, with such innovations as X-ray imaging, electric batteries and even video games being credited to people with physics degrees. Upon degree completion, you’ll join their ranks.

In addition to entering the workforce, you also have the option to pursue graduate school, as many previous students have.  Seattle University physics alumni have been accepted to PhD programs in fields such as: 

  • Physics 
  • Geophysics
  • Mechanical Engineering 
  • Planetary Sciences
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Biomedical Fields 

Our graduates have gone on to do everything from flying converted spy planes for NASA to managing computer networks for large private corporations. In recent years, our physics degree graduates have found employment at the following companies and organizations:

  • Boeing
  • Microsoft
  • Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center 
  • Lockheed Martin
  • Oracle 
  • And more 

For more employment data for physicists, see the Bureau of Labor Statistics