The student will demonstrate the ability to think critically and to use appropriate concepts to analyze qualitatively problems or situations involving physics.
The student will demonstrate the ability to use appropriate mathematical techniques and concepts to obtain quantitative solutions to problems in physics.
In courses involving laboratory, the student will demonstrate the ability to collect and analyze data and to prepare coherent reports of his or her findings.
For physics majors
The student will demonstrate the ability to use appropriate computing tools to solve problems encountered in course work or in supervised study.
The student will demonstrate the ability to synthesize appropriate theoretical physics concepts and mathematical methods from different courses in the solution of problems.
The student will successfully progress through a rigorous series of physics major courses comparably equal in scope and challenge to those taken by physics majors at peer institutions.
If working on a research project, the student will demonstrate the ability to perform a literature search, to make use of appropriate computational or laboratory skills, and to make an effective written or oral presentation of the results of the project.
The student will be able to design and carry out experimental investigations, analyze data with appropriate treatment of errors and uncertainties, and form conclusions based on the data and analysis.
The student will be able to discuss orally or in writing ethical issues that relate to physics.