Space Physics

The Bachelor of Science in Space Physics is an applied physics program designed to prepare graduates to work in space and aerospace-related industries. Students will explore the fundamental forces of nature through experimental investigation of atomic, nuclear and elementary particle systems. They will study the "micro" and "macro" universe through the use of high-precision detectors. This program is offered at the Florida and Arizona campuses. 

Career Area

  • Basic Physical Research
  • Applied Research & Development
  • Astronomy
  • Astrophysics
  • Planetary Physics
  • Geophysics
  • Earth Observation
  • Space Weather
  • Space Systems Engineering
  • Space Propulsion


  • Aerospace Firms
  • Federal Government
    • NASA, 
    • NOAA, 
    • DOD, 
    • DOE, etc.*
  • Federal Research Labs:
    • Los Alamos, 
    • Sandia, etc
  • Private Industry
  • Consulting
  • Academia (schools-Universities)
  • International Scientific & Technical
  • Organizations
  • Teaching
  • Hospitals
  • Drug Companies
  • Auto Industry

Career Development Strategies

  • Develop mathematical skills
  • Develop general analytical skills
  • Develop ability to work in a team
  • Develop verbal & written communication skills
  • Involvement with pre-professional organizations and activities
  • Involvement in undergraduate research
  • Seek Co-op/Internship opportunities

* Also including the Congressional Research Service, national security-related civilian agencies such as CIA and NSA, the Defense Advanced Research Project Agency (DARPA), etc.