Passing UTBK to enter the physics department feels special, because according to them only smart people dare to enter physics. However, not many people know that studying physics is very promising! Starting from the wide range of knowledge that can be obtained, to a brilliant career after graduating.
1. Physics is a science that has a very broad scope
Physics is a scientific discipline that studies nature and its behavior in space and time. Basically physics deals with interactions between matter and matter, energy with energy, and matter with energy.
Physics studies various kinds of matter, from the smallest, such as atoms, to the largest, such as the universe. Because of the broad scope of physics, later the physics department will be further bo slot divided into expertise groups. This group of expertise usually varies at each university, starting from Materials Physics, Instrumentation Physics, Nuclear Physics, Geophysics, to Astrophysics.
2. Have challenging subjects
If in high school you only learned briefly about physics material, in college you will study the material in more depth.
In lectures, you will no longer only learn physics formulas and how to use them, but you will also learn where to get these formulas.
3. You don’t have to be a genius to major in physics
Maybe you think that the only people who can enter the physics department are geniuses. In fact, that’s a wrong stereotype!
You don’t have to be a genius to study physics. But most importantly, you must have a character who is diligent, thorough, detailed and structured in solving problems.
4. Best Physics Department in Indonesia
There are many universities that provide Physics majors on their campuses. In fact, many physics majors have received A accreditation from BAN-PT or the National Accreditation Board for Higher Education.
Among the campuses whose physics majors are accredited A are the Bandung Institute of Technology (ITB), Bogor Agricultural Institute (IPB), University of Indonesia (UI), Gadjah Mada University (UGM), Padjadjaran University (UNPAD), and Semarang State University (UNNES).
5. Differences between the Departments of Pure Physics, Engineering Physics and Physics Education
Apart from the Physics major, there are actually other majors called Physics, including Physics Engineering and Physics Education. So are the two physics majors the same as the physics majors discussed above? Basically the physics courses studied are the same, only the depth of the material is different.