About the Program
Studying physics means learning about the laws that govern our existence. Students explore the structure of the universe, from large cosmological phenomena to small particle behavior. Physics teaches you how to deconstruct problems and solve them at different levels of complexity.
What You'll Learn
- Gain an understanding of the importance of collaborating with peers in laboratory and research settings.
- Acquire practical technology skills cultivated through hands-on investigation to help you apply theoretical concepts to real-world scenarios.
- Develop a solid understanding of physics, including mechanics, electricity & magnetism, quantum physics, statistical mechanics, thermodynamics, optics, and relativity.
- Develop and/or retain cognitive attitudes and expectations that are favorable for learning physics with deep understanding.
- Master how to communicate physics methodologies through verbal and written form.
- Develop a personal awareness regarding bias in science.
- Improve their interpersonal and questioning skills.
- Students should develop expert-like problem-solving skills, critical thinking and reasoning skills, and laboratory skills.
Plan of Study
Students who want to major in physics start by taking introductory courses that explain the foundational ideas of the field. While simultaneously improving your reasoning and math skills, you will learn about multiple concentrations within the realm of physics and chose electives to customize your degree.
Liberal Education Courses
You must complete the WCore program or join the Honors College (and complete requirements) to fulfill your liberal education credits.
Introduction to Modern Physics
In this course, you will study the elementary concepts behind modern physics, including special relativity, quantum theory, nuclear and laser physics, and more. Through this course, you will discover all the future possibilities waiting for you.
This course will teach you programming techniques that are essential in a range of scientific disciplines. You will learn the principles of equation solving and simulation modeling, which will prepare you for a successful career in the sciences.