Outside the Classroom

Research for the real world

Our experienced Physics professors not only want to teach you the principles of Physics and its counterparts, but they want you to discover information for yourself. You can do this through research opportunities that are offered throughout the Physics major’s course of study. You will have access to a research advisor, so you can be confident that you’ll be guided toward success.

Excitingly, your research can count as credit. As an upper level student, you can dedicate one to three hours worth of credit to the Research in Physics (PHY 460) course. This course is designed to train you on the basic research techniques in physics. Coupled with your own research ventures, you will thrive in this course and in this major as a whole.

The research you complete during your time at Mercer University will not only help you succeed in your academic endeavors but also as you pursue a future career. Your profession will likely mandate new research to be uncovered, a thorough presentation of your information, and the ability to explain your findings. Fortunately, you will be fully prepared to tackle any research quests your future holds.

Postgraduate opportunities

Physicists have transformed the world as we know it. Because of their knowledge and dedication to their field, the Information Age has flourished, which leads to new discoveries. Upon graduation, you will be among the best of the best. You will be an experienced problem solver, have a wealth of knowledge regarding scientific fundamentals, be well-versed in practical mathematical and computer methods, and more. Your knowledge and research ventures will aid you in the pursuit of your future career. Many of our graduate students now hold the title of:

  • Applications engineer
  • Astronomer
  • Data analyst
  • Design engineer
  • Geophysicist
  • IT consultant
  • Lab technician
  • Laser engineer
  • Medical physicist
  • Optical engineer
  • Operations research analyst
  • Physics teacher
  • Research associate
  • Software developer
  • Systems analyst

With a Physics degree in hand, the world is at your fingertips. If you choose to pursue higher-level education, one of your Physics professors will guide you toward a program that is best fit for you. We want to be part of your Physics journey and help you succeed in your academic and professional careers.