Physics Program at Chicago State University

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Physics Program

The physics degree program at Chicago State University instructs students on the scientific study of matter and energy, as well as the testing and formulation of laws that govern the behavior of the matter-energy continuum. Students who graduate the physics degree program may follow a career path in ecology, healthcare, archaeology, and more. Course instruction includes classes in classical and modern physics, electricity and magnetism, thermodynamics, wave properties, nuclear processes, relativity and quantum theory, and more. Get more details below including other Illinois colleges that offer physics program.

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Career Options for Graduates

Students who have completed the Physics program at Chicago State University, have entered into some of these more popular career paths listed below:

Natural Sciences Managers

Description

Plan, direct, or coordinate activities in such fields as life sciences, physical sciences, mathematics, statistics, and research and development in these fields.

Career Outlook & Projects ()

According to the BLS, natural sciences managers employment is expected to grow at a rate of 7.7% from 2010 to 2020

Salary & Wages

  • Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division
    • Total Employment: 780
    • Average Hourly Rate: $59.00
    • Average Annual Salary: $122,720
  • Gary, IN Metropolitan Division
    • Total Employment: 30
    • Average Hourly Rate: $31.00
    • Average Annual Salary: $64,480
  • Lake County-Kenosha County, IL-WI Metropolitan Division
    • Total Employment: 170
    • Average Hourly Rate: $58.38
    • Average Annual Salary: $121,430

Physicists

Description

Conduct research into physical phenomena, develop theories on the basis of observation and experiments, and devise methods to apply physical laws and theories.

Career Outlook & Projects ()

According to the BLS, physicists employment is expected to grow at a rate of 14.2% from 2010 to 2020

Salary & Wages

  • Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division
    • Average Hourly Rate: $44.26
    • Average Annual Salary: $92,050

Physics Teachers, Postsecondary

Description

Teach courses pertaining to the laws of matter and energy. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

Source: Job descriptions, estimated salary and wages, and projected job growth are taken from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

Other schools offering Physics Programs in Illinois

Physics programs are available at the colleges and universities listed below.

C = Certificate or Award | A = Associate Degree | B = Bachelor's Degree | M = Master's Degree | D = Doctorate Degree (PhD,MD,...)

University of Chicago

Chicago, IL
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  • Type: 4-Year Private College
  • 71 students completed this program

Programs

  • Physics (B,M,D)

Illinois Institute of Technology

Chicago, IL
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  • Type: 4-Year Private College
  • 25 students completed this program

Programs

  • Physics (B,M,D)

University of Illinois at Chicago

Chicago, IL
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  • Type: 4-Year Public College
  • 28 students completed this program

Programs

  • Physics (B,M,D)

Loyola University Chicago

Chicago, IL
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Private College
  • 11 students completed this program

Programs

  • Physics (B)

North Park University

Chicago, IL
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  • Type: 4-Year Private College

Programs

  • Physics (B)

Northeastern Illinois University

Chicago, IL
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  • Type: 4-Year Public College

Programs

  • Physics (B)

Elmhurst College

Elmhurst, IL
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  • Type: 4-Year Private College

Programs

  • Physics (B)

Northwestern University

Evanston, IL
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Private College
  • 12 students completed this program

Programs

  • Physics (B)

Benedictine University

Lisle, IL
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Private College

Programs

  • Physics (B)

Lewis University

Romeoville, IL
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Private College

Programs

  • Physics (B)

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