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Physics Program at University of Iowa (UI)

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Physics Program

The physics degree program at University of Iowa 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 Iowa 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. University of Iowa has offered the following programs for students:

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Post-Baccalaureate Certificate
  • Master's Degree
  • Doctorate Degree
  • Students by Academic Level (2010-2011)

     Graduates
    Bachelor's Degree14
    Post-Baccalaureate Certificate0
    Master's Degree8
    Doctorate Degree14

    Students by Gender (2010-2011)

     Graduates
    Male29
    Female7

    Students by Race (2010-2011)

     Graduates
    Asian4
    Black1
    White22
    Unknown1

Career Options for Graduates

Students who have completed the Physics program at University of Iowa, 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

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

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 Iowa

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 = Doctor Degree (Ph.D.,M.D.,...)

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Cornell College

Mount Vernon, IA
Type: 4-Year Private College

6 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Physics (B)
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Coe College

Cedar Rapids, IA
Type: 4-Year Private College

13 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Physics (B)
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Saint Ambrose University

Davenport, IA
Type: 4-Year Private College

Programs Offered
  • Physics (B)
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Grinnell College

Grinnell, IA
Type: 4-Year Private College

12 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Physics (B)
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Central College

Pella, IA
Type: 4-Year Private College

8 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Physics (B)
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University of Northern Iowa

Cedar Falls, IA
Type: 4-Year Public College

Programs Offered
  • Physics (B)
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Wartburg College

Waverly, IA
Type: 4-Year Private College

Programs Offered
  • Physics (B)
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Drake University

Des Moines, IA
Type: 4-Year Private College

Programs Offered
  • Physics (B)
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Simpson College

Indianola, IA
Type: 4-Year Private College

Programs Offered
  • Physics (B)
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Iowa State University

Ames, IA
Type: 4-Year Public College

13 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Physics (B,M)
  • Elementary Particle Physics (B,M)
  • Nuclear Physics (B,M)