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?

    If so, then this department is right for you.