The mission of the Department of Physics is to educate undergraduate students in the fundamental ideas and methods of physics. The department strives to provide an environment of scientific inquiry and discovery on the part of both students and faculty. A physics degree is appropriate for students plan to pursue advanced studies or are interested in a wide range of careers.
Physics graduates work in a diverse array of jobs for a variety of organizations:
Owner/Winemaker, Boedecker Cellars
Quality Engineer, The Boeing Company
Veterinarian, Aspen Veterinary Clinic
Process Engineer, Intel Corporation
Teacher, Bellevue School District
Hydrologist, U.S. Geological Survey
Director, Raytheon Company
Software Engineer, Los Alamos National Lab
Senior Executive, Accenture Foundation Inc.
Senior Physicist (Research), Brookhaven National Laboratory
Senior Policy Analyst, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Senior International Trainer, Monster Cable Products
Visit the Alumni Sharing Knowledge (ASK) Network to see a complete list of graduates who've volunteered to speak with students about their career path.
Read extended interviews about Alumni Career Paths.
Learn more about the benefits of a Puget Sound Degree.
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