Description of Major
This major educates students about the physical laws of nature; including matter, energy, forces, and their interaction in the world and the Universe.
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Graduates are prepared for a wide range of positions in engineering, computer science, law, economics, medicine, business, and education. About half of UC physics majors attend graduate or professional school after completing their B.S. degrees; about half find employment in the private sector, at national laboratories, or in the military. The following list provides specific examples of the experiences of our recent graduates. For more ideas, for information on salaries, etc., check out the links below, especially the
“Careers Using Physics” and “AIP Reports” links.