A Houghton degree in physics or engineering can open doors to a variety of careers. In a recent survey of graduates, 100 percent of those responding reported being employed in their field or attending graduate school within one year of graduation.

About 60 percent of our graduates attend graduate school, and 40 percent are employed within a year of graduating.

What they’re doing

  • Systems engineer
  • Electrical engineer
  • Design engineer
  • Mechanical engineer
  • Project engineer
  • Optical engineer
  • Manufacturing engineer
  • Laser engineer
  • Application engineer
  • Development engineer
  • Process engineer
  • Process technician
  • Product engineer
  • Product manager
  • Research engineer
  • Software engineer
  • IT consultant
  • Systems analyst
  • High school teacher
  • Research associate
  • Accelerator operator

Grad Schools Attended Since 2013

  • Astrophysics, Temple University
  • Nuclear physics, NC State University
  • Patent law, University of Buffalo
  • Physics education, St. Bonaventure University  
  • Material engineering, SUNY Albany  
  • Particle physics, University of Minnesota  
  • Planetary science, Johns Hopkins University  
  • Materials science, Masdar Institute  
  • Nuclear Physics, Western Michigan University  
  • Physics education, Ithaca College
  • Low temperature physics, University of Buffalo
  • Optics, University of Rochester  
  • Aerospace engineering, Purdue University
  • Mechanical engineering, Alfred University
  • Materials science, Oregon State University
  • Nuclear physics, Vanderbilt University  
  • Nuclear physics, Baylor University
  • Mechanical engineering, University of Buffalo
  • Physics, Duke University
  • Nuclear physics, University of Rochester

100 percent of physics majors responding to a recent survey reported being employed or in graduate school.