Employment and Graduate Studies

Students trained in physics are found in many occupations in various fields, including:

  • engineering
  • computer technology
  • health
  • environmental and earth sciences
  • communications
  • science writing

A higher degree opens the possibility of creative research in industry, or teaching and research in colleges and universities. Outstanding and highly motivated students are offered special opportunities for honors work, independent study, summer laboratory research, internships, and other enhancements.


One thing Google and NYUAD have in common — everyone will tackle things that wouldn't even occur to most people to try. They just do it.

Katie Blumer, Physics graduate, employed as a software engineer at Google

The Career Development Center at NYU Abu Dhabi works with students to help improve interpersonal skills, find internship and job opportunities, and prepare for graduate school.

Where Are They Now?

Physics graduates from NYU Abu Dhabi are working and in graduate schools around the world. This is just a small sample.


  • App-Ark Consulting
  • Google
  • McKinsey & Company
  • NYU Courant
  • Teach for America

Grad Schools

  • University of Wisconsin Madison
  • University of Toronto
  • Johns Hopkins
  • Massachussets Insitute of Technology

Doors Open with a NYUAD Degree 

Our alumni leave NYUAD with jobs and graduate schools lined up for them.

My Favorite Course in Physics

Course Spotlight

This course expands on concepts previously learned regarding electromagnetism such as Maxwell's Equations, and basic framework for Einstein's theory of special relativity.