Physics Program at San Jose State University

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Physics Program

The physics degree program at San Jose 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 California 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. San Jose State University has offered the following degree levels for students:

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Master's Degree

Students by Academic Level (2015)

 Graduates
Bachelor's Degree12
Master's Degree10

Students by Gender (2015)

 Graduates
Male16
Female6

Students by Race (2015)

 Graduates
Asian2
Hispanic5
White6
Multiple Races2
Unknown7

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 San Jose State University, 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

  • San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA
    • Total Employment: 670
    • Average Hourly Rate: $83.22
    • Average Annual Salary: $173100

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

  • San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA
    • Average Hourly Rate: $60.03
    • Average Annual Salary: $124850

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 California

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,...)

Santa Clara University

Santa Clara, CA
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Private College

Programs

  • Physics (B)

Mission College

Santa Clara, CA
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School Details

  • Type: Community College
  • 8 students completed this program

Programs

  • Physics (A)

West Valley College

Saratoga, CA
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School Details

  • Type: Community College
  • 8 students completed this program

Programs

  • Physics (A)

Foothill College

Los Altos Hills, CA
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School Details

  • Type: Community College

Programs

  • Physics (A)

Ohlone College

Fremont, CA
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School Details

  • Type: Community College
  • 38 students completed this program

Programs

  • Physics (C,A)

Stanford University

Stanford, CA
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School Details

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

Programs

  • Physics (B,M,D)

Canada College

Redwood City, CA
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School Details

  • Type: Community College

Programs

  • Physics (A)

Chabot College

Hayward, CA
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School Details

  • Type: Community College

Programs

  • Physics (A)

California State University - East Bay

Hayward, CA
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Public College

Programs

  • Physics (B)

Cabrillo College

Aptos, CA
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School Details

  • Type: Community College
  • 15 students completed this program

Programs

  • Physics (A)

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