Learning Outcomes: Physics, BS

Student Learning Outcomes for the degree of Bachelor of Science in Physics


By the completion of their degree program, Physics graduates will be able to:

  1. Define and use fundamental principles of physics as defined and used by scientists and engineers.
    1. Identify which fundamental principles should be applied to a specified situation.
    2. Identify the tools used by scientists and engineers to use fundamental physical principles to solve problems.
    3. Apply physics problem solving tools to known and novel problems.
  2. Analyze quantitative and qualitative data.
    1. Design and execute physics experiments to answer open-ended questions.
    2. Develop mathematical models to extract physics results from numerical data.
    3. Communicate verbally and in writing experimental and theoretical results.
  3. Participate in cooperative groups to design, practice, and communicate physics and physics-related information to themselves and the community.
    1. Develop physics and mathematics related problem-solving skills through participation in cooperative-learning groups.
    2. Design and execute physics experiments/research projects in a collaborative setting.
    3. Document, report, and present experimental results.