Educational Objective 1: Educate students in fundamental and applied physics - both theoretical and experimental.
Outcomes: Students will demonstrate knowledge at an advanced level in the core courses of physics: Classical Mechanics, Modern Physics, Electrodynamics, and Quantum Mechanics. They will also show the necessary skills to use scientific equipment and software and exhibit the ability to design experiments and answer scientific questions.
Educational Objective 2: Acquire the necessary skills for critical thinking, problem solving and scientific communication.
Outcomes: By successful completion of specific courses, students will demonstrate the capability of analyzing scientific papers and the capability of applying principles of physics to solve technical problems. They will also demonstrate skills in speaking and writing clearly.
Educational Objective 3: Educate and inform students about the role of physics in society, professional ethics, and the wide range of career options available to a major in physics.
Outcomes: Students will demonstrate an understanding of the specifics of the goal by successful completion of particular courses and participation in the Society of Physics Students.
Educational Objective 4: Produce graduates who are able to function well in graduate school, in private companies and government organizations.
Outcomes: Students will be admitted to advanced programs for graduate study, successfully complete those programs and obtain jobs in the private and public sector.