Physicists study how the natural world behaves at basic levels: the motion of matter and the forces that govern it. Even though these properties may seem simple, they can be used to address many challenging, contemporary questions: How do we decrease our carbon footprint? Where are we going to get energy for the next 50 years? Why is gravity so weak? How can we stretch computers to the physical limits to increase their processing power?
To address these questions and questions like them through physics, you'll learn problem-solving skills to break challenges into smaller parts and build them back up into a whole. If you like to tackle big picture problems by exploring their fundamentals, have an affinity for calculation and reasoning, and seek to break new scientific ground in often unforeseen ways, then you may enjoy studying – and building a career – in physics.