Physical Sciences Careers

Co-ops, Internships, Employment, and Graduate School Opportunities

Students from the Physical Sciences Department graduate from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University with knowledge and experience desired by academia, government agencies, and industry. Alumni of the Astronomy & Astrophysics, Engineering Physics, and Space Science degrees achieve careers as engineers, faculty, physicists, researchers, and scientists in numerous industries.

Current Physical Sciences students often obtain internships and research-intensive experiences at:

  • Arecibo Observatory
  • Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
  • MIT-Haystack Observatory
  • NASA Johnson Space Flight Center
  • National Center for Atmospheric Research, High Altitude Observatory
  • Stony Brook University, Department of Physics and Astronomy
  • University of Indiana, Department of Physics
  • University of Michigan, Department of Atmospheric, Oceanic, and Space Sciences

Graduates are selected for highly competitive graduate and doctoral programs at:

  • Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
  • University of Alaska at Fairbanks
  • University of California Santa Barbara
  • University of Florida
  • University of Oklahoma
  • Western Ontario University

Recent graduates are pursuing careers at:

  • Lockheed Martin
  • NASA Centers
  • National Air and Space Intelligence Center (NASIC)
  • Northrop Grumman
  • Rockwell Collins
  • Sandia National Laboratories
  • Swales Aerospace
  • The Boeing Company
  • Various military organizations

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