Physical Science

Career Guide

The field of physical science is the study of the physics and chemistry of nature. Positions in this field work in laboratories, conduct experiments, analyze findings, operate necessary equipment, and develop tests and theories in a private research laboratory, government agency, or as a teacher.

Designing your major

Your major may be indirectly or directly related to your career choice, and it’s only one of many pieces to finding a good career fit. There are many majors that are related to physical science, including:

Interested in graduate school?

In this field, some common graduate school programs may include Physics, Astrophysics, Chemistry, and Computer Science.

Learn more about graduate school

There are many ways to explore careers, through research, gaining experience, and talking with other people. Your career coach is here to mentor you and help you find ways to explore that fit you best.