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Want to Build a Career in Physical Science?


Are you fascinated by brittle things? Giant rocks? How electricity flows? How nuclear reactors operate? Do you wonder about the big bang theory? Or how an astronaut floats? Or how spaceships are built? Try a career in physical science.


Watched Lost in Space (Netflix)? Or the sitcom Big Bang Theory?

Do you want to work with some of the brightest minds? If yes, you can opt for this exciting academic discipline by pursuing a degree in physical science. 

In this article, we've discussed about career in physical science, physical science subjects, top institutes for physical science courses, top recruiters, and much more. But before moving on further let us first understand what is physical science?

What is physical science? – Its meaning & types

Physical science is the study of the various processes involved in the nonbiological world, distinct from the biological world. It deals with the study of inanimate processes/systems. Some of its branches are given below.


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Courses available in physical science

  • BSc/MSc Physics
  • BSc/MSc Chemistry
  • MSc Space Sciences
  • Master’s in Particle Physics
  • PG degree in Nuclear Physics
  • Post-graduation in Astrophysics etc.


What are the career options in physical science?

  • Physicist
  • Data Scientist/Data Analyst
  • Environmental Scientist/Engineer
  • Cartographer/GIS Analyst
  • Ergonomist
  • Geologist/Earth Scientist
  • Atmospheric Scientist / Climatologist
  • Computational Scientist
  • Cognitive Scientist
  • Conservation Scientist
  • Biophysicist
  • Environmental Scientist
  • Medical Scientists
  • Chemists and Materials Scientists
  • Natural Sciences Specialists
  • Oceanographer
  • Astronomer/Astrophysicist
  • Forensic Scientist

Physical science subjects


Note: For detailed 3-year full-time programme six semester course structure of B.Sc. Physical Science you may refer to this link.

Highlights of physical science course


20 top institutes/colleges for physical science in India

  1. Delhi IIT
  2. Guwahati IIT
  3. Madras IIT
  4. Centre for Excellence in Basic Sciences (CBS), Mumbai
  5. BITS, Pilani
  6. Dr. G.R. Damodaran College of Education, Coimbatore
  7. St Stephen’s College, New Delhi
  8. RV University, Bangalore
  9. Kapi College of Education, Madurai
  10. Vidyasagar College, Kolkata
  11. Charuchandra College, Kolkata
  12. ACN Institute for Higher Education – [ACNIHE], Aligarh
  13. IMS Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh
  14. Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology, Thiruvananthapuram.
  15. Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay
  16. Mohanlal Sukhadia University – [MLSU], Udaipur, Rajasthan
  17. College Of Basic Sciences – [COBS], Palampur, Himachal Pradesh
  18. National Institute of Technology, Calicut
  19. Technology Education & Research Integrated Institutions Kurukshetra
  20. Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, New Delhi

15 Top Global (World) colleges/universities for physical science

  1. University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
  2. The University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
  3. Northeastern University, Boston, USA
  4. The University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia
  5. Harvard University, Cambridge, USA
  6. The University of Texas at Dallas, Richardson, USA
  7. Stanford University, Stanford, USA
  8. McGill University, Montreal, Canada
  9. York University, Toronto, Canada
  10. Arizona State University, Tempe, USA
  11. Coventry University, Coventry, UK
  12. Technical University of Munich, Munich, Germany
  13. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, USA
  14. Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John’s, Canada
  15. Texas A & M University, College Station, USA



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