Learning Outcomes

Program Goals

Physics Content Knowledge

  • Learn the core theories and principles of physics.
  • Learn how the core principles of physics are applied to modern areas of physics research.

Skills in the Discipline

  • Learn methods of experimental physics.
  • Learn methods of data analysis for experimental data.
  • Develop communication skills, including writing across the physics curriculum and scientific presentation skills.

Life-long Learning

  • Develop the ability to critically evaluate theories, methods, principles, and applications of pure and applied science.
  • Develop the ability to analyze both old and new technologies in terms of their underlying theoretical and applied physics.

Learning Outcomes

Throughout the program and especially at the time of graduation -

  • Physics majors should have a thorough knowledge and comprehension of the core concepts of classical and modern physics.
  • Physics majors should have a set of fundamental skills that can be applied to a variety of situations, including a) writing skills; b) presentation skills; c) laboratory skills; d) computer skills; and e) problem-solving skills.
  • Physics majors should be adequately trained to apply their physics experience and knowledge to analyze new situations.
  • Physics majors understand and articulate the nature of science, and its development through the scientific method.

Department of Physics and Biophysics
College of Arts and Sciences

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