Each student in our physics classroom uses a computer that interfaces to state-of-the-art laboratory equipment for gathering and analyzing experimental data. Hands-on learning activities help students connect events in the real-world to the theoretical laws of physics. In our physics program, students develop the conceptual understanding necessary for success in their junior and senior years at their university.
Career Opportunities in Physics
Why study physics?
A physics education prepares a person to work in many different and interesting occupations in education and in industrial and government laboratories. Some physics grads also work as computer programmers, at newspapers and magazines, in government organizations, wherever their critical thinking and problem-solving abilities are needed.
Engineers apply the principles of science and mathematics to develop economical solutions to technical problems. Their work is the link between scientific discoveries and the commercial applications that meet the needs of consumers, communities, states, countries, and the world. There are more than 17 engineering specialties to consider for your career.
Information about the nature of engineering work and engineering specialties.