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Physics

Physics is the study of matter and energy and the relationship between the two in such fields as optics, heat, electricity, magnetism, atomic structure, and others. Physics also deals with properties, changes, interactions, etc. of matter and energy. Longwood offers a Physics department dedicated to providing a fundamental background in Physics, as well as preparation for various physics fields. Longwood also offers a pre-Engineering program, preparing students for graduate study in Engineering with the following associated universities: Virginia Tech, University of Virginia, Old Dominion University, University of Tennessee, and Christopher Newport University. At Longwood, students have an opportunity to obtain two degrees, which are a Bachelor's degree in Physics and a Master's degree in Engineering in the span of five years. With the combination of these degrees, majors have a better chance in competing for careers in the Physics and Engineering fields.

Albert Einstein- "When you sit with a nice girl for two hours, it seems like two minutes. When you sit on a hot stove for two minutes, it seems like two hours that's relativity."

Career Fields associated with Physics Majors:

  • Acoustic
  • Physicist
  • Geodesist
  • Aerodynamist
  • Geophysicist
  • Aerospace
  • Nondestructive Testing
  • High-tech Designer
  • Astronomer
  • Hydrologist
  • Industrial Hygienist
  • Asrtrophysicist
  • Laboratory Technician
  • Atomic Physicist
  • Laboratory Technician
  • Biophysicist
  • Lawyer, Technology Specialty
  • Cardiac Image Researcher
  • Mathematician Chemical Physicist
  • Mathematics and Physics Teacher
  • Computer Specialist
  • Medical Physicist
  • Computer System Engineer
  • Medical Products Designer
  • Engineer
  • Meteorologist
  • Fluids Physicist
  • Molecular Physicist
  • Research Assistant
  • Seismologist
  • Satellite Data Analyst
  • Solid Earth Physicist
  • Satellite Missions Analyst
  • Solid State Physicist
  • Science Teacher
  • Stratigrapher
  • Science Writer
  • Agriculture Scientist
  • Automotive Engineer
  • Environmental Analyst
  • Forensic Scientist
  • Health Physicist
  • Systems Analyst
  • Occupational Safety Specialist
  • Oceanographer Quality
  • Control Manager
  • Scientific Photographer
  • Technical Illustrator
  • Television Engineer
  • National Laboratory Research Admin.
  • Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Lab Tech
  • Nuclear Physicist
  • Optical Medical Devices Designer
  • Particle Accelerator Operations Analyst
  • Nuclear Power Plant Project Manager
  • Physicist
  • Physics Researcher
  • Physiognomist
  • Plasma Physicist
  • Process Engineer
  • Radiological Laboratory Director
  • Research & Development Scientist
  • Technical Salesperson
  • Technical Writer
  • Test Engineer
  • Technical Consultant
  • Air Traffic Controller
  • Environmental Health Specialist
  • Optometrist
 

Related Skills:

  • Define research problems
  • Develop Research Models
  • Ability to use and explain the scientific method
  • See relationships among factors
  • Develop & write research proposals
  • Ability to review scientific literature
  • Ability to inform, explain, and instruct
  • Ability to prepare technical reports
  • Ability to draw meaningful conclusions
  • Ability to measure distances and relationships
  • Ability to perform calculations, mathematical modeling, and maintain records
  • Ability to use math formulas
  • For designers: familiarity with technology and its effects
  • Ability to establish experimental designs

Personal attributes associated with Physics:

  • Achievement
  • Desire to help mankind
  • Intellectual growth
  • Desire for preciseness
  • Enthusiasm for exploring
  • Spirit of scientific inquiry
  • Strong interest in living organisms
  • Diligence
  • Patience
  • Endurance
  • Perseverance
  • Interest in challenges

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