Learning Outcomes

Mission Statement

The mission of the physics program is to provide a rigorous, inspiring, hands-on education motivated by cutting-edge research and adapted by one-on-one mentoring to individual student need.


Learning Outcomes

After the successful completion of the physics program, physics majors should be able to:

  • demonstrate a thorough comprehension of the core concepts of classical and modern physics (“concepts”).
  • effectively communicate physics content through both written reports and oral presentation (“scientific communication”).
  • assess the validity of physical theories through the design and execution of an experiment, the analysis of uncertainties associated with the measurement of data and the interpretation of the data to draw valid scientific conclusions (“lab skills”).
  • solve physics problems using the appropriate methods in mathematical, theoretical and computational physics (“problem solving”).
  • apply their physics experience and knowledge to analyze new physical situations (“applications”).