Physics and Astronomy

What Can I Do With a Major in Physics and Astronomy?

Physics, the study of space, time, matter, and energy, is a fundamental component of a liberal education. Introductory courses in physics and astronomy are designed to give students a broad background in the fundamentals of the discipline, an introduction to the logic and philosophy of science, and insight into the understanding and applications of contemporary physics and astrophysics.

-Bates Physics and Astronomy Department

Graduate Schools

  • PhD Physics, Wesleyan University
  • MS Physics: Northeastern, PhD University of South Florida
  • PhD Applied Mathematics, University of North Carolina
  • MS Computer Science, The College of William and Mary
  • MBA, Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management
  • Bachelors in Engineering, Masters in Engineering
  • Management, Dartmouth College
  • MBA, UPenn Wharton School of Management
  • MS Engineering and Public Policy, Carnegie Mellon  University


  • Physics and Math Teacher, Keith Country Day School
  • Analytical Chemistry Intern, LS9, Inc.
  • Analyst, Strategy and Analysis, Digitas
  • Software Engineer, Raytheon
  • Lead Information Systems Engineer, The       Mitre Corporation
  • Financial Advisor, Morgan Stanley Wealth Management
  • Senior Associate, AIR Worldwide
  • Director of Project Management, ProService Hawaii
  • Product Manager, Intuit Health


  • Commodities Valuation Analyst, Morgan Stanley
  • Production Engineering Intern, Argosy International
  • Intern, Technical Arts Inc.
  • Program Analyst, Environmental Protection Agency
  • Intern, Bank of East Asia
  • Research and Market Analysis Intern, Ziraat Investment and Securities
  • Summer Intern, Tudor Investment Corporation
  • Intern, Mindary International limited

Links for Further Research