William and Mary

Just what can you do with your physics major?

Our physics students have a number of exciting opportunities to choose from after graduation.  Some of our students go on to do PhD work in physics, get advanced degrees in other areas, or use their skills in industry.  Here are some of the places a degree in physics from William & Mary can take you.

 PhD program in Physics at ----
  • Boston University
  • Brown University
  • California Institute of Technology
  • Cornell University
  • Duke
  • Harvard
  • Johns Hopkins University
  • MIT
  • Penn State University
  • Stanford University
  • State University of NY Stony Brook
  • UNC Chapel Hill
  • University of Arizona
  • University of California, Davis
  • University of California, Santa Cruz
  • University of Colorado Boulder
  • University of Illinois, Chicago
  • University of Massachusetts, Amherst
  • University of New Hampshire
  • University of Pittsburgh
  • University of Texas
  • University of Wisconsin, Madison
  • UVA
  • Vanderbilt University
  • Virginia Tech
  • Wake Forrest University
  • Yale       Just to name a few…


But not just physics....
  • PhD program in Biophysics and Structural Biology, University of Rochester
  • Graduate program in Sensor Fusion and Robotics, Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth
  • PhD in Mathematics, University of Cambridge
  • Graduate program in Law, University of Michigan
  • Automotive Engineering, Clemson University
  • Medical School, Eastern Virginia Medical School in Norfolk
  • PhD program in Astronomy, University of California, Berkeley
  • PhD program in Applied Math, University of Maryland
  • Law School, University of North Carolina
  • Masters program in Architecture, Virginia Tech
  • United States Navy Officer Candidate School, Nuclear Submarines
  • Masters program in Accounting, College of William and Mary
  • Patent Law, George Mason University
  • PhD program in Nuclear Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
  • PhD program in Applied Science, College of William and Mary
  • French Culinary Institute in New York City
  • Seminary, Catholic Diocese of Richmond
  • Pharmacy School, Hampton, VA
  • Electrical Engineering, University of California Santa Cruz
  • MD/PhD Bioinformatics, George Mason University
  • PhD in Biomedical Engineering at the University of Cincinnati
And some are using their degrees in ….
  • Peace Corps
  • Radar Scientist, NIITEK Inc, Northern Virginia
  • Naval Research Lab
  • Actuary,  GEICO Insurance
  • Programmer/Engineer, E-OIR Measurements, Inc.
  • Economic Consulting, Federal Government
  • Working in the Middle East
  • Business Analyst, Capital One, Richmond, VA.
  • Teaching high school physics