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Bachelor's Degree in Physics

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Bachelor of Science




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Immerse yourself in applied physics research and quantum information sciences in the physics bachelor’s program at Stevens.

Not only do the laws of physics govern the universe, they drive many rapidly-advancing fields that shape modern daily life, such as information technology, medical technology, microelectronics, and telecommunications.

The physics bachelor’s program at Stevens prepares you for a career in industry or research in one of these areas. Our program lays a solid foundation of both theory and practice through rigorous classroom instruction and hands-on research experience in one of several state-of-the-art research laboratories. You’ll be immersed in optics and quantum information research early on in your studies, and participate in a six-semester design sequence called SKIL (Science Knowledge Integration Ladder), where you will work on projects that foster independent learning, innovative problem solving, collaboration, teamwork, and knowledge integration under the guidance of a faculty advisor.

The Bachelor of Science program in physics is accredited by the Middle States Accreditation Board.


  • Astrophysics

  • Photonics

  • Quantum Engineering

The Stevens Advantage: Hands-On Learning, Real World Experience

At Stevens, we train scientists to think like engineers. Our research-oriented, hands-on educational approach encourages out-of-the-box thinking and imbues interdisciplinary understanding of the deep relationship between engineering and science. Learn more about what makes an engineering education from Stevens a unique experience:

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  • A Research-Focused Curriculum: a unique, research-oriented, hands-on approach to learning that embeds undergraduate students in research groups where they learn cutting-edge technology as a team

  • Senior Research Capstone: a team or individual capstone project working on real research projects solving real world problems, potentially in collaboration with a real company

  • State-of-the-Art Research Labs and Facilities: build, tinker and test your designs in Stevens' MakerCenter, Prototype and Object Fabrication Lab, or numerous other research facilities

  • Undergraduate Research Opportunities: our research-oriented curriculum gives you in-the-lab experience while you're still an undergraduate student. Each department at the School of Engineering and Science offers students opportunities for research over the summer with a faculty member of your choice, and Stevens' interdisciplinary Undergraduate Research Program that enables you to get valuable lab experience with researchers across departments and schools within Stevens.

A photo of a male student working in the quantum lab surrounded by wires and photonics equipment.More opportunities for Stevens undergraduate students include:

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Putting You on Track for Professional Success

Attila with male student at Career Fair The physics bachelor’s program develops in-demand knowledge and skills to put you on track for career success. Our graduates have a wide range of career opportunities beyond the pursuit of a traditional graduate degree in physics, including employment in industries such as telecommunications, optics, finance, medical technology, or military. Those who choose to further their physics education are accepted into some of the best graduate programs in the country. Career opportunities include:

  • Government

  • Aerospace

  • Research Labs

  • Energy and Utilities

  • Education

  • Military

  • Communications Technology

  • Manufacturing

  • Petrochemicals

Potential hiring organizations include companies like: Genesis Research, Thorlabs, Picatinny Arsenal, MIT Lincoln Laboratory, Mezocliq

Learn more about careers in physics and optical engineering >

The Job Market for Physics Degrees

59% Private Sector
Employment Sector After Graduation
35% Engineering Field
Field Entered Upon Graduation
24% Computer Software
Field Entered Upon Graduation
4% Physics or Astronomy
Field Entered Upon Graduation

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