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 (2013)

 Graduates
Bachelor's Degree12
Post-Baccalaureate Certificate0
Master's Degree6
Doctorate Degree10

Students by Gender (2013)

 Graduates
Male25
Female3

Students by Race (2013)

 Graduates
Asian2
White16
Unknown4

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 = Doctorate Degree (PhD,MD,...)

Cornell College

Mount Vernon, IA
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Private College

Programs

  • Physics (B)

Coe College

Cedar Rapids, IA
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  • Type: 4-Year Private College
  • 6 students completed this program

Programs

  • Physics (B)

Saint Ambrose University

Davenport, IA
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  • Type: 4-Year Private College

Programs

  • Physics (B)

Grinnell College

Grinnell, IA
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  • Type: 4-Year Private College
  • 7 students completed this program

Programs

  • Physics (B)

Central College

Pella, IA
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  • Type: 4-Year Private College
  • 13 students completed this program

Programs

  • Physics (B)

University of Northern Iowa

Cedar Falls, IA
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  • Type: 4-Year Public College

Programs

  • Physics (B)

Wartburg College

Waverly, IA
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  • Type: 4-Year Private College

Programs

  • Physics (B)

Drake University

Des Moines, IA
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  • Type: 4-Year Private College

Programs

  • Physics (B)

Simpson College

Indianola, IA
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  • Type: 4-Year Private College

Programs

  • Physics (B)

Iowa State University

Ames, IA
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School Details

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

Programs

  • Physics (B)
  • Elementary Particle Physics (B)
  • Nuclear Physics (B)
  • Solid State and Low-Temperature Physics (B)

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