Internships & Careers

As of October 1, 2021, the Physics major is no longer recruiting new students and is not open for new student enrollment.

The Boston area is an ideal place to study the sciences. The region is home to prestigious hospitals and tech companies. Opportunities abound for professional networking, internships, and careers. Recent alumni have obtained internships at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Penn State University, Tokyo University, and Wright-Patterson Air Force base.

Physics Opportunities

The study of physics is an integral part of many other disciplines—astronomy, medical imaging, nanotechnology, earth science, and engineering—and a degree in this field is very versatile. Employment rates among physics majors are among the highest nationwide. Some graduates go on to careers in research or academia; others pursue engineering or medical careers. Recent employers include:

  • Akamai Technologies
  • Amazon
  • Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
  • Draper Laboratories
  • Intel Corporation
  • Jet Propulsion Laboratories
  • Athinoula A. Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging at Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Thinking Phone Networks
  • University of Minnesota
  • United States Air Force
Our alumni are pursuing or have obtained graduate degrees at: 
  • Brandeis University
  • MIT
  • Tufts University
  • University of Maryland
  • University of Massachusetts-Boston
  • University of Massachusetts-Lowell

You may also choose to continue your studies at Suffolk University Law School by studying patent law—one of the hottest areas of law in the US. You can earn a juris doctor (JD) degree with a concentration in intellectual property and specialization in patent law. You may even be able to have your studies paid for—law firms often pay full tuition for employees who attend law courses at night.

Our Career Development Center can also help you take the next step in your career or education.