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What are Physicists?

Physicists seek to understand how the universe works at every level from the grand cosmos to the diminutive particle. They demonstrate their understanding of the universe descriptively and by using mathematical equations. Physicists are explorers with a strong desire to understand why the universe is the way it is.

There are two types of physicists: experimental and theoretical. Both types of physicists work in a variety of areas including astrophysics, particle physics, condensed matter physics, solid state physics, optics, electromagnetism, relativity, quantum mechanics, Newtonian physics, statistical mechanics, just to name a few.

Majors Supported

  • The physics program provides three levels of physics:
    1. low-level algebra based physics for non-science majors that require science electives to complete their core curriculum,
    2. trigonometry based physics for science majors such as pre-medical, and
    3. calculus based physics for analytical science majors such as physics, engineering, and computer science.
  • The physics program also offers astronomy courses that can be used as core curriculum science electives for non-science majors.