Department of Physics & Astronomy
LEARNING OUTCOMES


B.S. in Physics Program

By the end of the program, students should

  1. Demonstrate proficiency of a given body of knowledge and skills in physics, and be well prepared for professional careers and/or graduate study.
  2. Develop and demonstrate high-level cognitive thinking skills including critical thinking, problem-solving skills, and integrative thinking.
  3. Be effective communicators in their field of knowledge (write reports, present findings to peers, and explain physics to the general public).
  4. Demonstrate ethical values such as integrity and responsibility for the common good.

M.S. in Astrophysics Program

By the end of the program, students should

  1. Demonstrate mastery of a given body of knowledge and skills in astrophysics, and be well prepared for professional careers and/or PhD work.
  2. Develop and articulate new questions in his/her field.
  3. Be able to present and publish research findings in professional venues.
  4. Demonstrate acknowledged ethical values in his/her field of research.