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What can I do with a major in...?: Applied Physics

Career resources for your major.

About Applied Physics Major



  • B.S. Computer Foundations


"Physicists have a wide range of career options.  They work in a variety of areas from basic research at universities and government laboratories to education to healthcare to manufacturing to consulting and analysis firms.  Their jobs involve working as software developers, engineers and science/lab technicians and managers, or even patent lawyers."

- CNU Undergraduate Catalog

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Computer Skills
  • Critical Thinking
  • Data Analysis/Interpretation
  • Experimental Design
  • Laboratory Skills
  • Mathematics
  • Organizational Skills
  • Read, Write & Understand Scientific Reports
  • Research

Next Steps

  • Take the FOCUS (use access code: captains to make your account) to see which careers match your interests
  • Explore where CNU grads with this degree are working/studying
  • Tailor your Resume to your interests

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