Khanh Linh Nguyen ‘17

Major: Physics/Financial Mathematics
Hometown:Hanoi, Vietnam

I believe Mount Union is providing me with important knowledge and hands-on experiences so that I can continue my education in graduate school and make my dream come true, which is to be a physics professor.

Careers

Understanding the nature of the universe and everything in it – that’s the goal of physicists and the research they conduct.  It’s a challenging field, and one that in demand.  In fact, the Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that employment of physicists and astronomers will grow 16% during this decade, faster than the average for all occupations.

Much of this growth can be attributed to the America COMPETES Act, passed by Congress in 2007, which sets a goal to double funding for the physical sciences through the National Science Foundation and the Department of Energy’s Office of Science.  Recent budgets for these agencies have seen large increases, and if this trend continues, it will result in more opportunities in basic research for physicists and astronomers.

Meet this societal demand by pursuing a major in physics at Mount Union.  You’ll experience a high degree of hands-on involvement in the program and gain invaluable preparation for a variety of careers.

Our flexible program will allow you to tailor your education to meet your career aspirations, preparing you for professional work as well as graduate study.

RECENT EMPLOYERS
Dalton Local Schools
Enterprise Europe Network Thüringen
Ball Aerospace & Technologies Inc.
Southwest Research
Otterbein College
University of Florida

RECENT GRAD SCHOOLS
Yale University
University of Texas – San Antonio
Case Western Reserve University
Indiana University
University of Kentucky
University of Arizona
University of California - Davis

COMMON CAREERS
Astronomy
Astrophysics
Engineering
Applied physics
Education

98% of our 2013 graduates started a degree-required career or were accepted to graduate school (based on respondents)
*Based on a survey of the Class of 2013 with 85% self reporting
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