Why you should major in Physics at FSU
The FSU Physics Department has consistently been rated as one of the best in the southeastern United States. With internationally prominent faculty in astrophysics, atomic physics, biophysics, condensed matter physics, high energy physics and nuclear physics, and undergraduate research opportunities in all these fields, the FSU Physics Department is a great place to learn and achieve.
Undergraduates participate in all the activities of the Physics Department. The FSU chapter of the Society of Physics Students provides an opportunity for physics majors to build a community outside the classroom.
A bachelor’s degree in physics opens a wide range of career opportunities. One is to pursue graduate study in physics, astronomy or a related field, and many FSU B.S. graduates succeed in strong graduate programs and continue on to outstanding scientific careers. However, the American Institute of Physics reports that there are many excellent career opportunities for students without any degree past a B.S. in physics. Three-fourths of these physics B.S. graduates work in science-related jobs, including software, engineering, high school teachers, and managers in technical fields. The largest group—about one-fourth—are employed in software jobs.
The FSU Physics Department also offers a variety of interdisciplinary majors intended to prepare undergraduates for careers in the health professions, oceanography, geophysics, and computer fields.