Physics Program at George Mason University (Mason)

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Physics Program

The physics degree program at George Mason 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 Virginia colleges that offer physics program.

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Students Enrolled in the Physics Program

Get more details below regarding enrollment, academics, and school demographics. George Mason University has offered the following academic levels for students:

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Master's Degree
  • Doctorate Degree

Students by Academic Level (2015)

 Graduates
Bachelor's Degree22
Master's Degree8
Doctorate Degree4

Students by Gender (2015)

 Graduates
Male28
Female6

Students by Race (2015)

 Graduates
Asian1
Black1
Hispanic2
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders1
White19
Multiple Races4
Non Resident Alien1
Unknown5

Source: IPEDS Survey 2012-2015: Data obtained from the US Dept. of Education's Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS). Data may vary depending on school and academic year.

Career Options for Graduates

Upon completion of the Physics program at Mason, most students have pursued careers in the following fields:

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 & Projections ()

According to the BLS, natural sciences managers employment is expected to grow at a rate of 3.3% from 2014 to 2024

Salary & Wages

  • Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division
    • Total Employment: 2
    • Average Hourly Rate: $65.09
    • Average Annual Salary: $135390

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 & Projections ()

According to the BLS, physicists employment is expected to grow at a rate of 7.9% from 2014 to 2024

Salary & Wages

  • Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division
    • Total Employment: 990
    • Average Hourly Rate: $63.68
    • Average Annual Salary: $132460

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.

Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education

Description

Teach students in one or more subjects, such as English, mathematics, or social studies at the secondary level in public or private schools. May be designated according to subject matter specialty.

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 Virginia

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 Mary Washington

Fredericksburg, VA
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Public College

Programs

  • Physics (B)

Randolph - Macon College

Ashland, VA
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Private College

Programs

  • Physics (B)

University of Virginia

Charlottesville, VA
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Public College
  • 43 students completed this program

Programs

  • Physics (B,M,D)

University of Richmond

University of Richmond, VA
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School Details

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

Programs

  • Physics (B)

James Madison University

Harrisonburg, VA
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Public College
  • 26 students completed this program

Programs

  • Physics (B)

Virginia Commonwealth University

Richmond, VA
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  • Type: 4-Year Public College
  • 16 students completed this program

Programs

  • Physics (B,M)

Bridgewater College

Bridgewater, VA
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Private College

Programs

  • Physics (B)

Virginia State University

Petersburg, VA
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Public College

Programs

  • Physics (B,M)

College of William and Mary

Williamsburg, VA
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Public College
  • 34 students completed this program

Programs

  • Physics (B,M,D)

Longwood University

Farmville, VA
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Public College
  • 6 students completed this program

Programs

  • Physics (B)

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68.87%

FINANCIAL AID RATE
71%

STUDENT:TEACHER RATIO
16:1

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