Physics (IRE)

Physics is the study of properties of matter and energy. Physicists explore and identify basic principles governing the structure and behavior of matter, the generation and transfer of energy, and the interaction of matter and energy.

For more information about this major, please visit the following links from the FAU University Catalog

Related Major Skills

Define research problems
Design equipment
Develop & write research proposals
Develop research models
Draw meaningful conclusions
Establish experimental designs
Establish hypotheses
Evaluate ideas
Gather/analyze data
Identify/classify materials Inform, explain, instruct
Maintain records
Mathematical modeling
Measure distance/relationships
Observe data
Perform calculations
Prepare technical reports
Review scientific literature
See relationships among factors
Summarize research findings Use instruments
Utilize math formulas

Sample Work Settings

Instrumental Technician
Aerospace Engineer
Air Traffic Controller
Airline Dispatcher
Airplane Pilot/Navigator
Architect
Architectural Drafter
Atmospheric and Space Scientist
Aviation Inspector
Aviation Inspector
Biomedical Engineer
Biophysicist
Chemical Engineer
Computer Programmer
Computer Software Engineer
Consultant
Editor (Technical)
Engineer
Engineering Technician
Environmental Scientist & Specialist
Experimental Physicist
Fire Prevention and Protection
Flight Engineer
Hydrologist
Information Scientist
Laboratory Technician
Laser Technician
Librarian, Special
Machinist
Manager
Manufacturers' Representative
Materials Engineer
Mathematician
Mechanical Engineer
Medical Lab Technician
Medical Physicist
Medical Technologist
Metallurgist
Meteorologist
Microbiologist
Mining and Geological Engineers Nuclear Engineer
Nuclear Physicist
Nuclear Technicians
Occupational Health and Safety Specialist
Optometric Assistant
Optometrist
Petroleum Engineers
Pharmacologist
Photo-optics
Technician
Photogrammetric Engineer
Photogrammetrist
Physical Scientist
Physician
Physicist
Physicist Technician
Physics Teacher, Postsecondary
Product Safety
Engineer
Radiologic
Technologist
Radiologist
Safety Manager
Science Seismologist
Science Technologist
Software Engineer
Soil & Plant Scientist
Stress Analyst
Systems Analyst Teacher, Science
Technical Secretary
Theoretical Physicist
Technical Secretary
Zoologist

FAU Student Organizations


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