Majors and Programs
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences: Physics
Physics provides a foundation for describing and understanding the universe and all the activities that take place within it. When you major in physics you join other pioneers in the field who are addressing questions such as: What is the big bang theory? What is the relationship between time and space? Can the world we know be altered by our perceptions?, through a process of scientific analysis, mathematical techniques, and modern computational and technological methods. Your coursework will include studies in fields such as mechanics, electricity and magnetism, thermodynamics, and modern physics. At Iowa State you also have the unique opportunity to major in physics and focus your studies in astronomy or astrophysics. A degree in physics will prepare you for continued education in graduate school or for diverse areas of employment including engineering, medicine, law, or business administration.
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