Why Physics?

A major does not necessarily a career make. Your Tufts University undergraduate experience will provide you with knowledge, but additionally it will provide you with invaluable skills, which can be utilized in a variety of environments, and additional marketable experiences, such as internships, work experience, study abroad, and campus involvement.

The physics major is exceptionally suited to providing a wide range of career opportunities. According to the American Institute of Physics, “Physics offers challenging, exciting, and productive careers. As a career, physics covers many specialized fields — from acoustics, astronomy, and astrophysics to medical physics, geophysics, and vacuum sciences.”

As well, “Physics opens doors to employment opportunities throughout the world in government, industry, schools, and private organizations.”

Check out this Physics Career Link for more information.

Who’s Hiring Physics Bachelor’s?

What’s a Physics Bachelor’s worth?

Society of Physics Students Careers Using Physics Website – “…it’s not just equations anymore.”


Why Tufts?

Exceptional Faculty

Challenging Courses

Undergraduate Research Opportunities

Educational Events

Study Aboard Program

Success Stories


To contact a current Tufts undergraduate Physics student for more information about the Physics program or Tufts life, send a request to: Physics-Astronomy@Tufts.edu