REU (Research Experience for Undergrads) programs are conducted at many universities and national labs throughout the United States. The National Science Foundation maintains this list. Additional flyers are posted on the bulletin board across the hall from the Physics Department. Because the REU program is funded by the US government, REU participants must be US citizens or residents.
For Canadian WWU students, the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (www.nserc-crsng.gc.ca) is the place to apply. Specific sites include:
For international students, the WWU physics department offers limited research opportunities for students who cannot get into the REU or NSERC programs.
Most physics majors go on to graduate school. For those which do not, jobs for new college graduates are linked through the Career Centers' website.
Graduate Schools (MS & PhD)
Selecting the right graduate school is a time consuming task. Please come in and talk with all the physics professors as you make your decision. The ranking of all the graduate programs in the US are available in a book kept in the Seminar Room.