Prospective Students Information

Why come to the UNH Physics Department?

Why study Physics?

student on laptop

We hear from our alumni that their physics education has helped them in their careers by giving them experience with large, complex, technical problems.

Some of the jobs held by our B.S. and B.A. majors include the following:

  • Teaching Physics at high school level
  • Working at Lincoln Labs in Boston to help study wind shear to make airplanes safer
  • Working at COLOR in Portsmouth to design lasers for the big screens in sports stadiums
  • Working at Goddard Space Flight Center in Maryland to help analyze the data from the Hubble Space Telescope

  • Working as a rocket scientist at a UNH lab.

Employment after graduation is always a concern for students and their parents. The following links are to the national physics professional associations. These associations provide information on physics careers.

Many students choose physics as a major because "it is cool!" Here are some cool physics websites:

What comes after getting a physics degree?

The American Institute of Physics (AIP) is collecting statistical data on education and employment in physics and related fields.

The American Institute of Physics

AIP's Statistical Research Center home page.

For more information or to plan a visit, please contact any one of the following people:

More information