College of Arts & Sciences
Department and Program Learning Objectives

Majors in Physics (B.A. and B.S) will:

Be able to solve quantitative problems that require an understanding of the fundamental principles in each of the major areas of physics. Show a working knowledge of how a broad array of physical phenomena can be explained using these fundamental concepts. (1,2,6,9)

Exhibit a proficiency in the methods of scientific inquiry in laboratory and/or research projects.  (6,8)

Use critical thinking skills to formulate and solve quantitative problems. (1,6,9)

Present well-organized, logical and scientifically sound oral and written scientific reports.  (7,8)

Understand the variety of career paths and opportunities that are open to students who have majored in physics and/or astronomy.

Non-majors in Physics (meeting lab-science requirements) will:

Demonstrate an understanding of fundamental concepts in a field of physics and/or astronomy. (2,6,8,9)

Develop an appreciation for the methods of scientific inquiry through laboratory experiences. (2,6,8,9)

Demonstrate the critical thinking and problem solving skills required in scientific disciplines. (6,9)

Numbers in parentheses reflect related Educational Goals.


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