About the Department
Our Mission Statement
Richard D. Schwartz Observatory
Scholarships & Awards
Why Study Physics?
Electricity and Magnetism Lab
Careers in Physics
Our Physics and Astronomy undergraduates leave UMSL with the tools and skills necessary to create their own opportunities and obtain jobs in a wide variety of environments.
If your goal is to continue in graduate school for a Master's or Ph.D. degree program, you will have opportunities in other physics departments, as well as engineering schools and other disciplines. If your goal is to enter industry, there are many opportunities here in St. Louis, as well as regionally and nationally. Here in St. Louis our students have taken positions at a number of nationally known companies. A short list of some of these companies include:
National Geospatial Intelligence Agency (NGIA)
Industry leaders like physics majors because they can improvise, think on their own, and can adapt to many different technical job situations.
AIP Society of Physics Students web page for physicist profiles, and links to what YOU can do with a degree in physics!