May 29, 2024  
2023-2024 Academic Bulletin 
2023-2024 Academic Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Physics Studies Major

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The Physics Studies major seeks to develop students who can add value to problem solving in any field by using the approaches, techniques, skills, and equipment unique to the physics discipline. Students with broad interests and skills who show an aptitude in STEM will find this major helpful in seeking jobs in engineering, computing, mathematics, chemistry, and other careers serving the industrial, research, academic, or public service sectors. Physics Studies is a second major that, when paired with a primary major in another discipline such as Engineering or Mathematics, prepares students for entry into masters and doctoral programs in engineering, computing, mathematics, and chemistry as well as business, architecture, or any of the liberal arts, business, architecture, and other professional programs.

Major - 30

Cognates - 15

Student Learning Outcomes

Graduates of this program will possess:

  • Demonstrated creativity and higher-order reasoning.
  • Evidence of advanced problem-solving skills using technical and analytical tools and modeling.
  • Writing and communication skills.
  • Interpersonal and team skills.
  • Facility in experimental and theoretical physics methods, results, and applications.
  • Knowledge in classical and modern physics including statistical and quantum mechanics, and electromagnetism.

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