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Applied Physics Certificate (Graduate)

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Physics is foundational to all of the science and engineering disciplines.

Physics is a fascinating science with unlimited opportunities for discovery. The graduate certificate in applied physics is a 12-credit certificate that provides knowledge and practical experience to have an advanced experience with health physics, nuclear physics or condensed matter physics. Be well prepared to advance in your career path in applied areas of physics, including laboratory management. The certificate will provide training in key elements for success in (materials physics track) areas of physics related to chemistry, materials science, engineering, nanotechnology, atomic physics or biophysics or (nuclear physics track) in the regulatory and management aspects of ionizing radiation, including health physics or the nuclear power industry. Complete the graduate certificate as a stand-alone credential or stacked into the professional science (M.S.).

Is it for you?

This program will be a good fit if you:

  • Want a physics-related career in materials science, health physics or nuclear engineering.
  • Are a creative problem solver.
  • Are curious about how the universe works.
  • Have strong skills in mathematics.
  • Have a strong background in a science-related field.

Career Opportunities

  • Radiation therapy
  • Nuclear power plant operations and management
  • Radiation safety officer
  • Physical metallurgy
  • Quality engineering
  • Process engineering
  • Manufacturing engineering
  • Research and development

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