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As the basic science, the results of research in physics have also had an impact on a wide variety of other fields, such as medicine, engineering, chemistry, ecology and archaeology. Because of the varied applications of physics in various careers, the Department of Physics offers a flexible degree program.

Students interested in careers in research or industrial science, astronomy, meteorology, marine sciences, biophysics, geophysics or the health sciences, or those who desire a general background in physics as a foundation for careers in medicine, law or business, may pursue the regular physics degree. Many physics B.S. graduates continue study in graduate school, after which they may work as professional physicists in industry, universities or government laboratories. An honors degree is recommended for them.

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