College of Arts and Sciences

Why study Physics

People are unaware of what physics is and what physicists do. They believe that physicists can only be either teachers or professors. That physicists are thinkers rather than doers. That they are all “theorist.”
Physics is much more than that. Most physicists are experimental scientists. Today's technology including our medical technology originated in a physics laboratory. Most physicists work in industry and are often titled engineers. Physicists have great employment opportunities.
For some profiles of physicists which might surprise you see: