Physics at Bowling Green State University
The Department of Physics and Astronomy offers a program that will suit your
needs. With a faculty of twelve and some thirty physics majors,
the student-to-faculty ratio is excellent! At Bowling Green, you will...
Get personalized attention in small classes.
Receive the finest, up-to-date training available on modern equipment.
Be able to do research at an early stage in your academic studies.
Enjoy more informal learning and discussion with the Society of Physics
The regular course of study in physics is designed to prepare our students
for further postgraduate study. There are also specializations available
in microcomputer systems and in applied physics for students who want to enter
the job market immediately upon graduation, and an astronomy minor for
students who wish to pursue study in that field.
A special program in the College of Education is designed to prepare future
teachers in physics and other science fields. Students may major in
Physics in the College of Education to receive secondary certification in
physics, or choose an endorsement in Astronomy, providing a strong
background in the field but without teacher certification.
What Kind of Jobs Are There?
Physicists are employed as researchers, teachers, and scientific managers.
Almost every "high-tech" industry utilizes physicists - for the simple
reason that these industries are firmly based on applying the principles of
physics. Some examples of industrial fields where physicists are needed
are: lasers, computer chips, satellite management, radar and microwaves. At
the present time, job prospects for baccalaureate physicists are
excellent - most graduates receive two or more job offers.
The American Institute of Physics reported a median salary of $65,000 in 1996
for its members with Ph.D.'s; with master's degrees, $55,000;
and with bachelor's degrees, $50,000.
The following sites have useful information regarding job opportunities and
job searching, especially in Physics and Astronomy.