Are you interested in a Physics & Astronomy Major?
Physicists and astronomers conduct research to
understand the nature of the universe and everything in it. Today,
there is no clear boundary between physics and the other
experimental sciences or some of the highly technical engineering
fields. As physics advances, it’s more highly developed branches
(e.g., astrophysics, geophysics) become specialized sciences in
their own right, but newly discovered phenomena constantly extend
Using the principles of physics and mathematics, astronomers
study the fundamental nature of the universe, including
the sun, moon, planets, stars, and galaxies. As such,
astronomy is sometimes considered a subfield of physics.
A doctoral degree is the usual educational requirement for
physicists and astronomers because most jobs focus on basic
research and development. A graduate with a Master’s
degree may qualify for jobs in applied research and
development, whereas a bachelor’s degree holder may qualify
as a research assistant or for other occupations related to
The Washington Plan for Physics Majors
Click here for the Washington Plan for
Physics Majors (pdf file). This four-semester program guide will help you plan your freshmen and sophomore
years at UW-WC.
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