If you are interested in and skilled at math, you're a perfect candidate for a major in physics. In fact, computational ability has been shown to be a major determinant of college success.
If you enjoy tinkering with circuits and machinery, experimental physics could open up opportunities at the frontiers of technology development. Good intuition about how things work has been, since the time of Galileo, a hallmark of physicists.
Such thinking "outside the box" in physics research has resulted in the development of a multitude of technologies that enhance our lives.
UC Denver's faculty are committed to providing substantive applied research experiences for our undergraduate students. Students work elbow-to-elbow with their professor mentors on such projects as:
applying chaos and complex systems theory to problems ranging from the onset of turbulence in fluid flows to the erratic motions of loads hanging from cranes aboard ships at sea
study of quasar jets and other associated dynamical properties, supernovae and nucleosynthesis
Superconducting Quantum Interference Devices (SQUIDs), specifically the fabrication of microelectronic SQUIDs
expert evalution of environmental issues (particularly arsenic contamination in groundwater and neutron detection) at locations around the world
research in magnetic resonance, magnetic resonance imaging, interacting spin systems and iterative maps