The American Institute of Physics reports that physics majors fell a place in the ranking of how well different college majors perform on the Law School Admissions Test (LSAT), from 1st to 2nd. The major that nosed ahead? Math, of course.
On the MCAT, physics majors maintained their 2nd place ranking, but the major ahead of them changed. While it was biomedical engineering before, now it is economics. Yeah, that’s a head-scratcher, isn’t it? Biomedical engineering fell to 3rd place.
Here is the AIP “Focus On” document:
Of course, my point is that physics majors are tremendously versatile. Universities that terminate their physics programs – like the University of Southern Maine – are simply saying that excellence is too expensive.