Physicists are constantly pushing the boundaries of science and technology to understand the universe around us. This drive for innovation has a real-world impact in fields well beyond physics, including medicine, finance, engineering and consumer technologies. The goal of the Clarkson Department of Physics is to educate a new generation of problem solvers to tackle the next big problems in science and industry.

Our department combines the best features of a small liberal arts college and a major research university. The department's program presents unrivaled opportunities for education and research in a wide range of topics, from subatomic particles to supernova. 

99% University Placement Total


of our students head straight into the workforce.

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Clarkson University students are highly sought after and our placement rates prove it. During the academic year, we have 150+ Career Fair attendees each Spring, 180+ Career Fair Attendees every fall! The Career Center encourages students to connect as early as possible to begin setting yourself up for success.


of students decide to continue their education in various post secondary programs.


of our graduates seek alternative positions like the military.

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