Have you always been interested in understanding nature at its deepest level? Do you enjoy combining experiments with mathematical modeling to observe nature, explore phenomena and construct theories to understand phenomena? Majoring in Physics & Astronomy at York will help you develop the skills and knowledge necessary to do this. It will prepare you for a career centered in the scientific world where job options can be incredibly diverse and range from investigating earthquakes to creating new spacecraft and vehicles in propulsion laboratories.
Career Options in Physics & Astronomy
Below is a sample list of some future choices to explore following studies in Physics and Astronomy. This list is not exhaustive but provides an idea of what options graduates have and what they have gone on to do. Some options are more directly associated with a Physics and Astronomy degree than others.
Note: It is important to remember that some of these career choices may require additional education or preparation in the form of graduate studies, experiential education or professional formative courses and exams. For a more in-depth description of some of the careers mentioned above please consult the Career Cruising website, available to York University students using their Passport York account through https://passportyork.yorku.ca/ppylogin/ppylogin. You can also visit the National Occupational Classification website, available at www.hrsdc.gc.ca/noc.