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Why Study Physics?

Physics is the science of every thing.

Physics is cruicial to understanding the world around us, the world inside us, and the world beyond us. It is the most fundamental science. (http://www.aps.org)

With novel technologies, Physics is not only a fundamental science, it is the base for new innovations. Discoveries of physics have directly and indirectly contributed to the great portion of US GDP.

Future economics will need more Physicists, for new innovations and for the skilled working force to maintain the existing technology.(Click here to find out more about the life of a Physicist.)

Our undergraduate program with four specialized tracks is developed to contribute to the future world by training the next generation of Physicists.

If you have a curiosity and a passion for undestanding how things work, then come join us and find the un-limited opportunities of a physicist. (Contact us)