School of Science, Engineering and Technology
SET transcends the traditional classroom framework by placing a greater emphasis on hands-on scientific research experience. Our graduates are accepted into medical and dental schools at 1.5 times the national rate.
Applied Physics degree
The Physics program at St. Mary’s University offers a Bachelor of Science degree in Applied Physics with options in Engineering and Computer Science. This degree plan that provides an instructional base in physics, engineering, mathematics and computer applications. Graduates are prepared to enter today’s technology based marketplace or pursue advanced degrees in related fields.
Along with technical courses, students in the program benefit from liberal arts curriculum which include courses in English, social science, philosophy, theology, speech, foreign languages and the fine arts.
Applied Physics degree plans
- Bachelor of Science in Applied Physics with Computer Science Option
- Bachelor of Science in Applied Physics with Engineering Option
Careers in applied physics
Applied physics is a great vehicle for entry into a wide range of positions in both the public and private sectors and is perhaps the best preparation for careers in general technology areas. It is ideally suited for up-and-coming areas, such as energy and nanotechnology.
An Applied Physics degree is a route to many career possibilities, such as:
- Satellite Systems Engineer
- Material Scientist
- Laser Fusion Scientist
- Solar Energy Physicist
- Science Journalist
- Data Analytics
- Nanotechnology Research and Development
Graduates often pursue advanced degrees in areas such as condensed matter physics, plasma physics, optical physics, high energy physics and biophysics, as well as engineering and computer-related areas.