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Diverse Career Options

The jobs of tomorrow will increasingly demand the skills of the scientist and the mathematician, with more than one million new science-based positions opening by 2022. The broad knowledge that comes with a bachelor’s degree supports many science careers; others demand the specialized expertise of a master’s or doctoral degree. Either way, as a School of Science graduate, you take with you the technical, intellectual, and collaborative skill sets embedded across our research-based, teamwork-focused curriculum.

Our students go places with their School of Science degrees. More than 95% of our recent graduates are employed or in graduate or professional school one year after graduation. Consistently, among our graduating classes, about:

30% enter the workforce directly, across all science-related industries, including pharmaceuticals, aerospace, and telecommunications. Our graduates with bachelor’s degrees are also hired in health care, government research, K–12 education, business and finance, university research, computing and technology, and accounting and actuarial science, among many other sectors.

35% pursue graduate study, earning master’s and doctoral degrees at such prestigious institutions as Harvard, Yale, Princeton, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, UCLA, University of California–Berkeley, Boston College, Penn State, University of Texas, and Rutgers. Not surprisingly, our talented scholars have an impressive track record in winning Fulbright, Goldwater, and other highly competitive research fellowships.

35% enter professional schools, including law schools, medical schools, and other health professional schools. Thinking about medicine as a career? We offer two options: Choose our seven-year accelerated program for guaranteed admission to our partner schools in medicine or optometry, or take the traditional pathway to the school of your choice. A full 65% of TCNJ students who apply to medical school via the traditional route are accepted, significantly above the national average of 45%.

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