Site-wide links

Prospective Students


What you can do with your degree

RIT graduates of the BS Physics Program find success in private industry, as well with the government and in teaching. They have gone on to make a difference at many influential companies across the nation. Starting salaries for those with a BS degree in Physics range between $40,000 and $65,000 annually.


Graduate Schools

Many graduates continue their education

Many physics students continue onto Master's-level and Ph.D. programs at many prestigious universities, where they specialize in a variety of subfields such as astrophysics, optics, materials science, and biophysics.



Cooperative education program

Learn how the world works

The cooperative education program at RIT is what allows students to find such success. Though optional for graduation, co-ops give students the opportunity to meet challenges in the working world, which allows them to both narrow down possible career options and obtain practical experience in a chosen field.