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 at St. Mary’s University is a Bachelor of Science degree plan that provides an instructional base in physics, engineering, mathematics and computer applications. Graduates are prepared to enter today’s high technology marketplace.
Along with technical courses, students in the program benefit from liberal arts courses in English, social science, philosophy, theology, speech, foreign language and fine arts.
Applied Physics provides excellent preparation for and is a traditional pathway to graduate programs in physics-related areas, including condensed matter, plasma, optical physics and biophysics, as well as areas such as high energy physics and astrophysics.
The program also provides superb preparation for a wide range of positions in university, government and industrial organizations. It is perhaps the best preparation for careers in general technology areas, and is ideally suited for up-and-coming areas, such as energy and nanotechnology.
It is a strategic major for pre-med, pre-dental, pre-teaching and other pre-professional students, in part because it provides a strong background in core areas, combined with great flexibility in the choice in electives.
A Physics degree is a route to many career possibilities, from predicting climate change to structural engineer.