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Physics, Photonics and Optical Engineering

Unlock Your World

Whether you hope to examine the night sky in an effort to discover the origins of the universe, or to help high schoolers grasp the concepts that govern the arc of a basketball, the study of physics can open the door to a wide spectrum of rewarding careers. In The Department of Physics, Photonics and Optical Engineering at Bridgewater State University, we instill in our students a profound appreciation for the beauty and elegance of natural laws – and the hard skills to work for our region’s most prestigious employers.

From teachers to optical engineers working with high-powered lasers, the demand for qualified individuals with a background in physics is high. BSU offers bachelor’s degrees in General Physics and Professional Physics, with concentrations in Applied Physics, Astrophysics and Optics. With a degree in Photonics and Optical Engineering, your degree will help you design novel lasers and laser applications, create new chemical and biological sensors, and revolutionize transportation and telecommunications. You might even play a role in the next generation of quantum computing.

Roughly one third of BSU physics students go on to graduate school, one third become teachers and one third work in industry. All degrees offer significant opportunities to undertake research, allowing students to experience firsthand the wonders that rule our world.

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