Why Take Physics or Astronomy?

  • Are you interested in understanding climate change, protecting the environment, solving the energy crisis, developing efficient transportation, exploring space, improving scientific literacy, or communicating with the public?
  • Do you frequently ask “why?” or wonder what makes things happen in nature?
  • Do you like to build and see how things work?
  • Are you good at math?  Do you enjoy working with numbers?  Making and working with charts & graphs?
  • Do you want to get the highest scores on tests such as LSAT, MCAT, GMAT or GRE?
  • Would you like to graduate from college with a starting salary of $40,000-$60,000?  Or go on to grad school for even better prospects?
  • Are you interested in questions such as why women earn less than men, why women are under-represented in most scientific, technical, and mathematical professions, how to improve the quality of education in US schools, or how family structures and social norms influence people and educational paths?