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The major programs develop versatile skills in theoretical and experimental physics (including familiarity with electronic equipment) that many employers in technologically oriented businesses and industry find attractive. SUNY Oswego physics graduates have an impressive record of entry to a wide variety of graduate programs nationwide in all branches of applied science.
In order to pursue interdisciplinary studies in graduate school,many students double major. Because it is the most basic of the natural sciences, physics is an ideal choice for one component of a double major with mathematics, chemistry, meteorology, biology or zoology.
For students who desire both a physics and an engineering degree, Oswego offers a 3+2 double degree program. Under this program students spend three years at Oswego working towards the Bachelor of Science in Physics before transferring to an undergraduate engineering college. Completion of the Engineering degree usually requires two more years, but students gain the Oswego BS in Physics when they have earned appropriate transfer credit (frequently at the conclusion of their first year at the Engineering college).
As an alternative to the 3+2 program, students may wish to consider completing their BS degrees at Oswego and then access a masters degree program in engineering at another university. This option is increasingly the preferred one for students considering a career in industry at the interface of physics and engineering.
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