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  • Why major in Physics?

    physics-major

    Physics is one of the fundamental sciences because it deals with energy in all its forms. As such, the science of physics studies things like mechanics, heat, light, sound, electricity, and magnetism. It also provides the foundations for many fields including engineering and technology.

    Mathematics is a major part of the study of physics and is necessary for understanding many of the advanced topics that you will cover in upper division courses at Wofford. As a Physics major, you will also take upper level mathematics courses that include Calculus, Multivariable Calculus, and Differential Equations.

    At Wofford you choose to concentrate on one of two tracks within the major: the Industry Track or the Pre-Professional Track. The Industry Track is designed for students who plan to attend graduate school in a different field than physics or who plan to pursue a job that is not traditionally considered to be in the physics field. The Pre-Professional Track is designed for students who plan to attend graduate school or find a job within the field of physics.