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What will I learn?

This major will teach you how to apply the laws of physics to real-world problems and situations, providing you with a deep scientific foundation for your engineering career. 

This is a calculus-based class that covers the fundamental concepts of physics, including mechanics, sound, heat, electricity, magnetism, light and modern physics with a special emphasis on Einstein's special theory of relativity.

There is a lot more to experience

Take a look at the opportunities that exist for you as a student in the Department of Physics. We would love to welcome you to visit campus where one of our faculty members would be eager to answer your questions.


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