All students at King’s take 52 credits in the Core Curriculum, developing a sophisticated base of knowledge in the liberal arts and sciences, and developing the transferable skills of liberal learning: critical thinking, effective oral and written communication, information literacy, moral reasoning, quantitative reasoning, and technological competency. The knowledge, skill and dispositions students acquire by virtue of the hallmark CORE curriculum at King’s will enhance their ability to be successful contributors within their chosen career field.
As is the case with most liberal arts degrees, you can do almost anything you want to with a physics degree. To a great extent, your career won't rely on the details that you learn in your specific classes, but more so on the techniques that you learn here and the work ethic that you develop. From that perspective, a physics degree often looks quite good on a job resume. A perspective employer will look at this and immediately think of someone who has a good mathematical background, someone who has had a lot of practice analyzing complicated problems methodically and trying to come up with logical solutions, someone who has probably had some good experience with computers, and someone who will be able to actually understand a lot of the modern technology that is so central to a lot of businesses today.
A degree in physics can land you in a variety of places. Physics majors go on to work in the:
- Private sector including jobs related to engineering, computer or information systems
- Government sector at national research labs
- Finance and banking industry
- Secondary and higher education systems
- Professional programs like medical school or law school