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This degree program traditionally prepares students for graduate school or a career in physics or a related field in the physical sciences.
This degree program provides a pathway for more students to major in physics, as a second major to physical chemistry, mathematics, and engineering, for example.
Students wishing to pursue careers related to astronomy/astrophysics should complete a B.S. in Astronomy.
Students wishing to teach physics at the secondary level can opt for a concurrent degree in both physics and physics education.
Students interested in Physics or Astronomy as a minor can get more information here.
The undergraduate program exists to produce well-trained scientists who are competitive for jobs in the technical sector and for admission to graduate study.
Outcome 1 : Conceptual and analytical understanding of the 4 major areas of physics: Mechanics, Electricity & Magnetism, Quantum Mechanics, and Statistical Physics
Outcome 2. Understanding of scientific reasoning, i.e., the roles of theory, hypothesis, and experiment in the scientific method.
Outcome 3: Demonstration of a working knowledge of laboratory & programming skills as they relate to gathering data and comparing data to the predictions of theoretical models.
Outcome 4: Ability to clearly communicate the results of scientific analysis in written and oral form.
Goals and Objectives