Why Major in Physics?
Physics is the branch of science concerned with the nature and properties of matter and energy. Your studies will include mechanics, heat, light and other radiation, sound, electricity, magnetism, and the structure of atoms. Physics provides the foundation for all engineering and many scientific disciplines, including, communications technologies, aerospace, the geosciences, biomedicine and the life sciences. Your research will explore profound questions about the universe and the complex physical and environmental systems in which we exist. The world is moving more toward an economy firmly based on knowledge and continuous innovation. The jobs you will seek upon graduation will require greater ability to invent, improve and adapt, and to see beyond present challenges to future opportunities. Success in this evolving economy will demand a scientifically educated and trained populace. A degree in physics will posture you for unlimited opportunities to contribute successfully to society in multiple ways and to earn above competitive compensation in the process.