Physicists study the ways in which various forms of matter and energy interact.

Sample Companies that have Hired WPI Physics Graduates

BAE Systems
Raytheon Company

Sample Graduate Schools

Boston University
Brandeis University
Duke University
George Mason University
Georgia Institute of Technology
Harvard University
Purdue University
Stevens Institute of Technology
University of Texas-San Antonio
Average Starting Salary:
$81,907 (2019)
Learn more about Physics at WPI.
Sample Job Titles:
Naval Acquisition Development Program
Software Engineer
Sample Major Qualifying Projects:
The Acid Catalyzed Polycondensation of Furfuryl Alcohol
The Effect of Freezing on Cranberry Properties
Piano-Playing Robotic Arm
Nanoionic Particle Composite Homogenization
Design, Analysis, and Testing of an Electromagnetic Booster Separation System
Train of Four Monitoring Device

Society of Physics Students (SPS) Careers Toolbox

The Careers Toolbox focuses on undergraduate physics students entering the workforce after graduation. But even students who choose to go to graduate school will eventually be looking for a job! Many of these tools can be applied to finding internships, research positions, or even entrance into graduate programs.

Program Tracking Sheets

The Program Tracking Sheets help WPI students to plan and track progress toward their degree. Academic Advising has created tracking sheets for each major and graduation year.

Career Outcomes & Salary Data

The Career Development Center (CDC) has compiled a list of resources to help you learn about salary expectations and companies that have hired recent graduates, including the Post-Graduation Report for WPI's most recent graduating class.