Physical Sciences

The physical sciences, as a branch of natural science, focuses primarily on the study of non-living systems. However, just as these areas of study are broad, the physical sciences intersect with a wide range of career opportunities, which can be found in the private sector, in education and academia, and in all levels of government.

At Wellesley, courses in astronomy, chemistry, geosciences, and physics may lead you to a career in the physical sciences. However, any student with the necessary skills and interests can pursue a career in this field, regardless of major.

Pursuing the physical sciences often includes continuing education, such as a Master’s or Ph.D. program. If you are interested in pursuing an advanced degree, you will need to participate in undergraduate research opportunities while at Wellesley.


Graduate School

As part of your career exploration and planning, you may consider pursuing additional education through a Master’s or Ph.D. program. Advanced degrees often require experience with research; therefore, you should plan to participate in undergraduate research opportunities while at Wellesley.


Additional Resources

Professional organizations are a key part of continuing education, professional development, networking, and knowledge sharing. Consider joining relevant and related organizations to keep up-to-date with the happenings in your field of choice.

General Resources