B.A. and B.S. in Physics

Student Learning Outcomes

Students who graduate with a BA or BS in Physics will be able to:

  • Understand the fundamental principles of physics and be able to apply these core ideas to analyze physical processes;
  • Apply quantitative reasoning and critical thinking to solve complex problems, both theoretical and experimental in nature;
  • Independently learn new technical subjects and skills;
  • Design and assemble experiments, quantitatively analyze the results using appropriate statistical procedures and tests of systematic errors, and draw meaningful conclusions;
  • Effectively communicate scientific ideas, both theoretical and experimental, to a variety of audiences through written and oral presentations, both formal and informal;
  • Work effectively as a member of a collaboration to solve problems.
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