Stephen F. Austin State University

Career Opportunities

The physics curricula gives students a background in quantitative problem-solving techniques in a broad range of physical phenomena. Certain courses promote team interaction and verbal presentations. Other courses (mostly laboratory) require detailed reports using word processors and spreadsheets. This background gives the Bachelor of Science graduate an opportunity to be employed in a variety of professional areas.

Because of the rapid development of microelectronic technology, there is tremendous demand by the computer and microelectronics industries for students who have problem-solving abilities. Energy resource demands have created job opportunities in the areas of geological exploration and the energy industry. Job opportunities for physics exist in virtually every technical industry in the United States.

Examples of career opportunities are:

For more information, contact the Department of Physics and Astronomy at or 936.468.3001.