Top Physics, General Bachelors degree Programs - 2023

A general program that focuses on the scientific study of matter and energy, and the formulation and testing of the laws governing the behavior of the matter-energy continuum. Includes instruction in classical and modern physics, electricity and magnetism, thermodynamics, mechanics, wave properties, nuclear processes, relativity and quantum theory, quantitative methods, and laboratory methods.

California awards the most Bachelors degrees in Physics, General of all US states with 1,035 degrees being granted last year. Students wanting to major in Physics, General can expect about 24% percent of their classmates to be women and 76% percent of their classmates to be male. Most students graduating in this field earn a Bachelors degree. The average annual income for a graduate with a bachelor's degree in Physics, General is $55,100.

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Top Colleges for Physics, General

If you want to major in Physics, General, then you should think about applying to Princeton University! This institution awards about 25 degrees at the Bachelors degree level in Physics, General annually.

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Careers for Physics, General Majors

For Physics, General majors, some of the most in demand jobs include Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education, Natural Sciences Managers and Physicists. Additionally, Physics, General graduates may land a high salary job, such as Physicists or Natural Sciences Managers.

Top Paying Careers for Physics, General

  1. Physicists   (Median Wage: $152,430)
  2. Natural Sciences Managers   (Median Wage: $137,900)
  3. Physics Teachers, Postsecondary   (Median Wage: $93,070)
  4. Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education   (Median Wage: $61,820)
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