What is Physics? What can I do with a Physics Degree?
What is Physics? • Have you or your child ever asked: Why is the sky blue? What causes the rainbow? What keeps the planets in orbit around the sun? Is there life on other planets? Why …? • We are all physicists at heart. Since we were small, we have all marveled at the wonder and mystery of the universe. • Physics is the search to satisfy our inherent curiosity about the universe.
What Can You Do With a Physics Degree? • Engineering • Patent Law • Physics Research in Industry • High School Teaching • College/University Teaching/Research • Finance (Wall Street!) • OR
Any area that requires problem solving skills! • The bottom line: • A good background in physics (and the associated problem solving skills obtained therein) will prepare you for a multitude of careers
Why Augsburg’s Physics Department? • Augsburg is a small liberal arts school in the city where you are valued as a person not just an insignificant component of a huge class (~175 students or more). • Because classes are small you can get to know your professors who will take the time to ensure that you have the best chance of success. • There are also many research opportunities (space physics and biophysics) available where you work closely with faculty on cutting edge research.
Why Augsburg’s Physics Department? • We also have a dual degree program where you can receive a B.A. in Physics and then transfer to the University of Minnesota or Michigan Tech for two more years. In a total of five years, you will have received a B.A. in Physics from Augsburg and a B.S. Degree from the engineering school. Your increased knowledge of mathematics and physics (from that extra year) will make you a stronger engineer. • Many of our students also enjoy the large variety of extracurricular activities that are available here at Augsburg. • At Augsburg, we will help you develop into a complete and well-rounded person not just a “techie” who is unable to communicate their ideas with others. The strong liberal arts component here at Augsburg ensures this. • We welcome you.