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Overview of Major
What Can I Do With This Major?
Potential Job Titles 
Examples of Internship Sites & Potential Employers
Learn from Alumni
Additional Web Resources

Overview of Major

A major in physics leads to a fundamental understanding of nature and technology, an ability to think creatively, and a highly developed set of problem solving skills. The analytical track is suited for students preparing for graduate study in physics or a related field. The applied science track is for majors interested in technical subjects such as computing, engineering, or the health professions. The general track allows a concentration in non-technical areas such as finance, education, or science writing.


What can I do with this major?

Learn more about career options in your field by clicking below to learn about different focus areas, typical employers, and strategies to get started. Be sure to scroll to the bottom of the page for links to Professional Associations, industry job search tools, and resources for additional insight.

Use O*Net for additional career research and to explore the tasks and activities typical in various careers. Browsing through job postings on Handshake (and other sites) while you are still making a career decision can provide insight into the industry; taking note of required qualifications lets you know what skills and experiences to seek out during your time at Loyola.

Potential Job Titles

  • Research Scientist
  • Geophysicist
  • Mathematician
  • Space Physicist
  • Teacher
  • Forensic Scientist
  • College Professor
  • Industrial Physicist
  • Science Writer
  • Hydrologist
  • Atomic Physicist
  • Bio-physicist
  • Reactor Operator
  • Water Pollution Control Inspector
  • Environmental Research Analyst
  • Aerospace Engineering Technician
  • Technical Publications Writer
  • Cartographer (Map Scientist)

Examples of Internship Sites & Potential Employers

  • AmerGen
  • University of Maryland
  • Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab
  • Loyola University Maryland
  • General Physics Corporation
  • Merrill Lynch
  • American Physical Society
  • Verizon Federal Network Systems
  • State of Maryland
  • Baltimore County Public Schools
  • Aberdeen Proving Ground
  • Bechtel Corporation

Learn from Alumni

Join Loyola Connect, an online networking platform just for the Loyola community, to search for alumni by major, industry, location, and more. Get advice and insight from those who have been in your shoes. You can also explore profiles of Loyola students and alumni on LinkedIn. Considering asking an alum for an Informational Interview to learn more about their career, employer, and industry trends.

Additional Web Resources