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After Graduation

A physics degree will prepare you for a wide variety of careers. Our graduates often pursue graduate studies in physics, engineering or medicine, or they find position in finance, education, and engineering. According to the American Institute of Physics, students with bachelor’s degrees in physic earn one of the highest entry level salaries compared to students with other liberal arts degrees.

Alumni Success

  • On average, 40 percent of majors graduate with honors.
  • Recent graduates have been admitted to doctorate or master’s programs at prestigious universities such as Princeton, Northwestern, Cornell, and Johns Hopkins.
  • Since 2008, 10 Holy Cross graduates have received a Ph.D. in physics or engineering.

Links to Physics Career Resources

Career Paths of Our Graduates (Physics Majors and Minors)

Year Graduate School Placements (Ph.D. or Master’s programs)
Class of 2016 University of Virginia (engineering)
Duke University (medical physics)
Clemson University (environmental engineering)
Class of 2015 Delft University, Netherlands (engineering)
University of Notre Dame (entrepreneurship)
Berklee School of Music (music)
Class of 2014 Imperial College, London (physics)
Cleveland State University (medical physics)
Class of 2013 College of William and Mary (computer science)
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (physics)
Boston University (mechanical engineering)
Hofstra University (medical physics)
Class of 2012

Northwestern University (physics)
Johns Hopkins University (chemistry)
Princeton University (atmospheric and oceanic sciences)
Cornell (engineering management)

Class of 2011 University of New Hampshire (medical physics)
Columbia University (4+2 engineering)
University of Rhode Island (medical physics)
University of Maryland (chemistry)
Pennsylvania State University (chemistry)
Class of 2010 Yale University (physics)
Boston College (physics)
University Edinburgh (Sustainable Energy Systems)
Tufts University (biomedical sciences)
Class of 2009

Tufts University (civil and environmental engineering)
University of Colorado (geography, NOAA)
Boston University (actuarial science)

Class of 2008 Rosalind Franklin University (medical school)
Boston College (physics)
SUNY Albany (physics)
University of Akron (law)
UMass Lowell (applied physics)
Class of 2007 Columbia University (medical physics)
University of Florida (chemistry)
University of Pennsylvania (medical physics)
University of Wisconsin-Madison (mechanical engineering)
American University (law)
University of California, San Diego (engineering)
Boston College (materials science and engineering)
University of New Hampshire (physics)