Physics

Program Purpose: Students who complete Physics courses will apply fundamental physical laws and equations describing physical phenomena to analyze both quantitatively and qualitatively specific problems in the physical universe, recognize, comprehend, and apply the similar principles in the various disciplines of physics and critically evaluate and analyze observations and measurements through the use of accepted scientific methods and report the results in formal papers that conform to the style of modern scientific writing.

Program Description: The strong emphasis in physics on fundamental concepts and problem solving makes it one of the most versatile majors available. The Physics major provides the basis for careers in applied physics and in interdisciplinary areas such as astronomy, biophysics, environmental science, oceanography, and scientific instrumentation.

COLLEGE LEVEL STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES:

  1. Information Competency
  2. Critical Thinking and Problem Solving

PROGRAM LEVEL STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES:

  1. Be able to observe naturally occurring, repeatable physical events and interactions and identify their physical origin;
  2. Have the ability to establish cause and effect relationships between these interactions through progressive scientific modeling using a variety of mathematical techniques;
  3. Have the ability to verify the model through systematic, scientific measurement 

PROGRAM MAPPING:

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P: This program-level student learning outcome is PRACTICED in this course.
M: This program-level student learning outcome is MASTERED in this course.
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PHYS V02B  M  M  M
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PHYS V03A  M  M  M
PHYS V03AL  M  M  M
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PHYS V03BL  M  M  M
PHYS V04  M  M  M
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PHYS V05  M  M  M
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PHYS V06  M  M  M
PHYS V06L  M  M  M
PHYS V88  M  M  M
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PHYS V90  M  M  M