Peter Young '18

Major: Physics and Mathematics
Hometown:Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

The friends and professors I’ve had so far have been absolutely amazing, and most of them start to feel more like family; it’s hard to feel alone at Mount.


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 is in demand. In fact, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) predicts that employment of physicists and astronomers will grow 10% during this decade, about as fast as the average for all occupations.

According to the BLS, growth in federal government spending for physics and astronomy research is likely to continue to drive the need for physicists and astronomers, as will additional federal funding for energy and advanced manufacturing research. In addition, the fields of engineering, medicine, information technology, communications technology and semiconductor technology as well as other applied research and development fields, will continue to place a demand on those with a background in physics.

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 in physics.

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

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Applied physics

100% of Physics majors from the classes of 2010-2014 were able to start a degree-required career or were accepted to graduate school within 6 months of graduation. (from a survey with 78% self-reporting)
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