Applied Physics

Physics, Applied

Applied physics is perfect for students fascinated by physics, but who don’t see themselves strictly pursuing a laboratory position. You’ll be prepared for a career in industry or engineering allowing you to apply physical principles to the development of innovative solutions. Specialize your studies in an application area like biophysics, alternative energy, or entrepreneurship.

Customize your degree with:
Minors available in

  • Astrophysics
  • Nanoscale Science and Engineering
  • Physics

Take courses like:

  • Electricity and Magnetism
  • Quantum Physics
  • Thermodynamics and Statistical Mechanics
  • Optics
  • Waves and Modern Physics

Get hands-on experience like:

  • Conducting your own undergraduate research project through the Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) program
  • Working directly with faculty mentors on research projects involving cloud physics, materials and laser physics, and integrated magneto-photonics.
  • Using state-of-the-art equipment for lab assignments, research, and projects
  • Getting involved in the Society of Physics Students, a national professional organization

Get a job like:

  • Medical Imaging Technician
  • Nuclear Power Technician
  • Scientific Journalist

Work for companies like:

  • Argonne National Lab
  • Chicago
  • MIT Lincoln Lab
  • Dow Corning

Learn more about applied physics at Michigan Tech!