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Physics and Astronomy: Career Potential

Among 2016-2017 Hofstra graduates who majored in natural sciences and mathematics, 100% of survey respondents reported that within one year of graduation they were employed and/or attending or planning to attend graduate school. Among those Hofstra graduates who majored in natural sciences and mathematics and who reported salary, the median annual self-reported salary was $42,000.

Examples or places where our recent alumni are employed are:

  • Brookhaven National Laboratory
  • Department of Energy Oak Ridge National Lab
  • EC Infosystems
  • Hampden Wilbraham Regional School District
  • Health Leads
  • Levittown School District
  • New York University
  • Northwell Health
  • Success Academy Charter School
  • University of California, Santa Barbara

Examples of graduate schools where our alumni are pursuing advanced degrees are:

  • Columbia University
  • Cornell University
  • CUNY Baruch College
  • CUNY Queens College
  • Hofstra University
  • New York Institute of Technology
  • New York University
  • Pennsylvania State University
  • Princeton University
  • SUNY Downstate
  • SUNY Downstate College of Medicine
  • University of Arizona
  • University of California, Santa Barbara
  • University of Notre Dame
  • University of Pennsylvania

Of the 1,453 undergraduate students who graduated between August 2016 and May 2017, data was collected via surveys and other reliable sources resulting in knowledge about the outcomes for 61% of the 16-17 undergraduate alumni. Salary data is self-reported voluntarily by students and based upon a 32% response rate for undergraduate students. Salary figures only include annual base salary. They do not include bonus, commission or any other guaranteed compensation.

See alumni outcome reports in their entirety.