Drew University
physics

Physics

What if you could...

What if you could ID molecules—in liquids and powders being analyzed by drug enforcement, for example—using a laser to measure light scatter...

Physics works to understand
the universe and the laws
that govern it


years spent at Drew, years spent at Columbia
Our dual-degree engineering program puts you at Drew your first three years, then at Columbia University for another two years. You graduate with a B.A. degree from Drew and a B.S. degree in engineering from Columbia.

Careers Made easy

Critical Mass

Three-quarters of our physics majors go on to advanced studies, pursuing astrophysics, engineering (electrical, mechanical), energy and environmental policy, law school, medicine and secondary education. Most receive fellowships and research/teaching assistantships that cover full tuition and living expenses for grad school.

Our basic toolkit in physics is clear: strong mathematics, reasoning and critical-thinking skills. The result? The ability to solve problems that will equip you for success in many fields.

The American Institute of Physics reports that physics majors scored the highest of all majors on the Law School Admission Test (LSAT) and second highest on the Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT).

Successful Alumni

  • Atomic molecular optical physicist
    Draper Laboratory, Cambridge, Mass.
  • Senior systems performance analyst
    U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
  • Launch site support manager
    NASA

Learn more about when you graduate

By the numbers
The average IQ of Ph.D.s in physics (143)
edges out the average IQ of other Ph.D. recipients.

My Favorite Course

“It gave me an opportunity to build and perform my own experiment. I was able to experience graduate-level work and see what would be expected of me in the future.”

Ashish Shah on Advanced Lab I

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