Physics: Internships and Careers
Career opportunities in physics include government, academic and industrial positions ranging from the space program to the electronics industry to materials science and engineering, in addition to university teaching and research. Some graduates have chosen to continue their education or to pursue careers in medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, management, and college and university teaching and research.
Over the years, students have obtained industrial jobs both locally and outside the region. Among the employers of our graduates are Bayer Corp., Duracell, Lilly, state crime labs in Erie, Greensburg and Charleston, S.C., and the Allegheny County Coroner's Office in Pittsburgh. Other students have successfully completed Ph.D.s at West Virginia University, Iowa State University, the University of Maryland, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and the University of South Carolina. Additionally, our physics education majors have enjoyed great success finding positions within Western Pennsylvania and outside the region.
We strongly encourage and support students in efforts to seek internships during their career at California University. Students typically seek internships during the summer between their sophomore and junior or junior and senior years.
Cal U prepares you to enter the workforce with knowledge, integrity, character and experience. With the help of the Career and Professional Development Center, we'll connect you to potential employers through networking events, job shadowing opportunities, on-campus recruiting, job and internship fairs, and organizational visits.