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Learn about the many reasons the University of Idaho could be a perfect fit for you. Schedule Your Visit

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Alternative Service Break

Travel to Ecuador, Nicaragua or the Philippines during winter break Dec. 27, 2016 to Jan. 9, 2017. Application deadline Sunday, Sept. 18. Apply for ASB

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Parent Orientation

Students and parents can learn their way around campus and discover the many opportunities at UI. Orientation events are Aug. 18-21. Register

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UI Retirees Association

UIRA has a membership of nearly 500 from every part of the University. Learn More

Research & Career Opportunities

Physics Offers a Variety of Research and Career Options

A bachelor’s degree in physics is a wonderful stepping-stone to a wide variety of well-paying, interesting and intellectually satisfying careers in high-tech industries, research, and teaching.

Many Career Opportunities Available

Because of their extensive computer and technological background, physics majors have many possible careers open to them. Graduates from our program have gone on to and are prepared for careers in the semiconductor industry, medical physics and as researchers or faculty at some of the nation’s most prestigious graduate programs and research labs.

Options Available for Graduate Degrees

Some of the areas of graduate study for which physics is great preparation are materials science, electrical engineering, applied physics and, of course, physics. Typically our students who have gone on to graduate study are awarded tuition waivers and stipends to work as teaching and research assistants at their new physics departments.

Employment for Physics Majors

Recent reports on the employment of undergraduate majors with a science degree show that physics majors have one of the lowest unemployment rates in the nation.

Research Opportunities

University of Idaho Physics Department

Many professors will be glad to have extra help during the school year or the summer. A summer position, might be paid, or you may receive research credit on your transcript. To find out more, ask the professors.

Research Experience for Undergraduates

Work for a summer in a physics lab and get paid for it!

U-Idaho Career/Internship Services

Career Opportunities

WSU's Physics and Astronomy

Physics Career Information

Career Options Overviews

Society of Physics Students

Jobs/Internships at National Labs

American Institute of Physics

American Physical Society

American Association of Physics Teachers

Industrial Job/Internship Information

American Association of Physicists in Medicine

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Contact

Department of Physics

Physical Address:
Engineering-Physics Rm 311

Mailing Address:
875 Perimeter Drive, MS 0903
Moscow, ID 83844-0903

Phone: (208) 885-6380

Fax: (208) 885-4055

Web: Department of Physics