Putting Physics to Work

Do you think that a career in physics means spending the rest of your life in academia? Well, applied physicists aren't your ordinary physicists. A conventional physicist studies quantum mechanics; our Applied Physics students study how quantum mechanics can be put to work. Our Engineering Physics degree applies your knowledge in optics, acoustics and materials to drive high-performance solutions.

Our Applied Physics and Engineering Physics programs are focused on the areas employers want most:

  • Materials Science
  • Applied Optics and Acoustics
  • Nanotechnology


Maximize Your Career Path

Many Physics students double major, often in a field such as Math, Applied Science or Engineering, or pursue a minor to better prepare for careers in such fields as aerospace or medical devices, alternative energies of emerging technologies as well as pursuing a graduate degree related to Physics.

Our Accreditation

The Applied Physics program was accredited in 2013 by the Applied Science Accreditation Commission (ASAC/ABET). Kettering University has been accredited since 1962 by The Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, 230 North LaSalle Street, Suite 2400, Chicago IL 60602-2504, (312) 263-0456.