Physics Colleges and Universities

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The physics major focuses on the study of
energy and matter�and their
interrelationship. More specifically,
physics students will formulate and test
the natural laws that govern and influence
the behavior of both matter and energy, as
well as their interrelationship.
Coursework in this major will include
modern physics, classical physics,
mechanics, electricity, magnetism,
quantitative methods, quantum theory and
relativity, nuclear processes,
thermodynamics, and laboratory methods.

Students considering a degree in physics
should know that the discipline requires a
strong understanding of science and math.
If you plan on pursuing a degree in
physics be prepared to dedicate anywhere
from 50 to 60 hours a week to your
studies. About 30 to 40 hours will be
spent studying and preparing assignments
and the remaining time will be in
classroom lectures and lab projects.
Individuals that enjoy math, science and
logic puzzles, and are naturally curiously
to discover how things works, are likely
to enjoy a major in physics.

Below we've compiled a list of accredited
four-year colleges and universities that
offer undergraduate and/or graduate
degrees in physics.