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Why The Department of Physics and Astronomy?


If you like mathematics, computing, experiments, and wish to contribute to the future progress of humankind, the exciting intellectual adventure of physics or astronomy at the University of Utah will maximize your career options.

Our program is one of the most rigorous at the University and our students and faculty are exhilarated by the difficult challenge of figuring out how the world works! Studying Physics, Astronomy, and Mathematics is a very effective way to develop imagination, as well as critical and abstract thinking, whether or not you aspire to a career in science or technology. In addition, it is important to develop a solid understanding of principles that govern science and technology, so that as a society of well-informed citizens, we can make rational decisions on important issues, even as the pace of scientific and technological development continues to increase dramatically.

Students and their families wishing to learn more about what the Department of Physics and Astronomy has to offer, should contact our advisor:

Tamara Young 240 CSC Phone: (801) 587-0650 

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Last Updated: 4/29/19