August 11, 2022

Opportunities

Student Internships

SC State physics faculty members manage numerous grants. Physics majors and faculty members participate in nuclear, computational, laboratory and space-based projects. Scholarships and internships are available to SC State physics majors.

SC State physics majors are also encouraged to seek summer internships outside of SCSU. Examples of recent summer internships held by physics majors at SCSU:

  • Microsoft Corporation
  • Clemson University
  • Kitt Peak National Observatory
  • University of South Carolina
  • Medical University of South Carolina
  • National Radio Astronomy Observatory
  • Wake Forest
  • Hampton University
  • National Solar Observatory
  • Space Telescope Science Institute

Post Graduation

Graduates from the SCSU physics program have been very successful in pursuing their career goals nationally as well as within the state. Recent placements include:

Employment –

  • Siemens Inc.
  • Holcim of Alabama
  • Springs Mills of South Carolina
  • The Applied Physics Laboratory in Maryland
  • Honeywell, Inc. in Virginia
  • United States Air Force, Army and Navy
  • Savannah River National Lab
  • Space Telescope Science Institute
  • Roper Mountain Science Center
  • ITT Technical Institute in South Carolina

Graduate school –

  • Wake Forest
  • Clemson University
  • University of Illinois – Urbana
  • University of North Carolina
  • University of South Carolina
  • University of Florida
  • Texas A&M University
  • University of Wisconsin
  • University of Washington
  • Hampton University
  • University of Pittsburgh
  • East Carolina University
  • Fisk University
  • Idaho State University
  • University of Cincinnati
  • Appalachian State University