Physics entails learning the rules of nature -- how nature works. Because the rules are comparatively few and relatively simple, you can quickly grasp much of the world about you.
Yet even after years of study you can remain baffled by the complexity of some of the most fundamental notions of the universe.
Physics is the most basic of the natural sciences. Its domain includes the study of the smallest fundamental particles of nature and the largest aggregations of galaxies in the universe, and includes the universe itself, in space and time. It is a study of forces and symmetry and conservation principles.
Regardless of your intended profession, physics will help you will develop an understanding of the natural world and its physical laws that will enhance your problem-solving and critical thinking skills, and deepen your appreciation for the created universe.
The department provides courses in support of other programs of the university, such as mathematics, chemistry, computer science, exercise science and biology. Pre-engineering students should take one to two years of chemistry with physics, in addition to two years of mathematics, following the recommendations of the university from which they intend to complete their engineering program. Students desiring to pursue careers in physics may choose a major in mathematics or chemistry, and transfer in some upper-level physics courses in preparation for graduate study.