Mission & Learning Goals

Physics is the science for people who want to know “why?” It is the science that integrates and unifies our understanding of the physical world. On a more practical level, an understanding of physics is essential for applied science and engineering.

Physics plays an important role in all aspects of modern technology, and physicists are as likely today to be found in industry—working on practical problems—as in universities and government research laboratories—working on problems whose applications are longer range.