Physics and Astronomy Graduate Outcomes

Career Opportunities

Places where Stonehill College graduates have recently been employed include:

  • Amazon
  • BAE Systems
  • Center for Astrophysics
  • Chrysler Group, LLC
  • MG Financial
  • NASA
  • Nestle Waters North America
  • Northrop Gruman
  • Raytheon
  • Volpe National Transportation Systems Center

Graduate School

Places where Stonehill College graduates have recently been admitted to a full- or part-time graduate program include:

  • Boston College
  • Brown University
  • Harvard University
  • Tufts University
  • University of California
  • University of Connecticut
  • University of Michigan - Dearborn
  • University of Notre Dame

Notre Dame Engineering Dual-Degree

The Notre Dame Engineering Dual-Degree program gives students the opportunity to study at both a selective liberal arts college and a nationally ranked research university. Through this initiative, students attend Stonehill for three years to earn a science degree in either chemistrycomputer scienceenvironmental science or physics, then transfer to The University of Notre Dame to earn a corresponding bachelor's degree in engineering.

“Studying physics was one of the best parts of my time at Stonehill. During my time with the Department I was given many opportunities to gain both teaching and research experience.
The class structure of the Physics program provided ample time to get know my professors personally and this was great influence on my decision to continue studying at the graduate level.”
Dave Thomas, now pursuing his PhD in Physics at Tufts University

David Thomas Pursuing PhD in Physics

Dave Thomas, who is currently pursuing his doctorate in physics at Tufts, was also able to take advantage of Stonehill’s many research opportunities. As a research assistant, he had experiences that gave him a distinct advantage when applying to graduate programs. While at Stonehill, he:

  • Developed a coincidence counting system for use in a quantum ghost imaging apparatus
  • Traced and corrected faults in a variety of different pieces of laboratory hardware
  • Initiated development of a wavemeter to test the quality of the light being generated by the mode-locked Ti:Sapphire laser
  • Designed and developed the cooling system for the photomultiplier tubes that were used in detecting the entangled pairs

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