Many new physics graduates pursue advanced degrees in the arts and sciences. They undertake research toward a doctoral thesis under the mentorship of senior faculty and develop collaborative relationships with these and other departmental faculty. Many expect to become mentors and teachers of future undergraduates. It is not unusual for students to follow these paths after employment for a few years between their AB/BS degrees and the start of a graduate program.
Some useful sources of information to explore are:
- PhD advisors in a discipline that interests you.
- Possible physics careers.
- The office of pregraduate study advising.
- Guides to Graduate Studyavailable online through the Duke library.
- Prebusiness Advising Office: for students and alumni interested in graduate business school;
- Prelaw Advising Office: for students and alumni interested in law school;
- Health Professions Advising Center: for students and alumni interested in careers in the health professions.
- Where Duke Students Go