This field of study is concerned with how things work, reasoning from principles in order to understand how energy and matter interact, from the subatomic to the cosmological. As a student of physics, you’ll develop strong ability in qualitative reasoning, learn to solve complex problems, and build a skill set that can be valuable in many different disciplines and careers.

Students entering the physics program with a strong high school mathematics and science background can expect to complete the program in two years. If you need to take pre-calculus mathematics courses, you should expect to spend more than two years completing the program.

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