With a degree in Physics and Atmospheric Science, you’ll be highly sought by employers. In this rapidly changing world, employers need an intelligent and adaptable work force. Physics gives you an edge on the competition: your courses will encourage you to think analytically as you learn the skills you need to solve real-world problems.
Past graduates of the Physics and Atmospheric Sciences Department have gone on to successful positions in leading high-tech industries and high-profile government research institutions and universities. Others have opted for more unusual careers—as scientific photographers or storm chasers.
Graduates from Dal's Physics and Atmospheric Sciences Department have pursued careers as
- Senior Research Scientist in Marine Geophysics, Bedford Institute of Oceanography and Geological Institute of Canada
- Research Officer, NRC Institute for Biodiagnostics
- Research Scientist, LG Chemical, Korea
- Medical Physicist, Nova Scotia Cancer Research Foundation
- Research Scientist, Canadian Centre for Climate Analysis and Modeling, University of Victoria
- Ship Dynamics Analyst and Programmer, Department of National Defense, Halifax
- Director of Product Development for Switches and Controllable Components, Fiber Optic Products Group
- Research Scientist, Atmospheric and Ocean Sciences Department, Princeton University
- Flight Dynamics Analyst, Telesat Canada, Ottawa
- Physics professor, McGill University, Montreal