The objective of the Bachelor of Science in Physics program is to prepare students for careers in physics research, engineering, medicine, and other professional fields including physics teaching in high schools. The general philosophy of the Department is that each student should be able to reason, to collect facts and opinions, to think critically and to make informed decisions concerning his or her physical, social, economic, and political environment. The Department’s philosophy also includes that thinking is a skill that can be taught, and that a good scientist is also a good citizen. The purpose of the Department is to guide students in the acquisition of knowledge and the development of the skills, understanding, and appreciation necessary for a professional education in physics. State of the art research by faculty, researchers, and students of the Department are integral parts of the Department’s vision. Department faculty members are active in research, writing proposals, supervising students’ research and disseminating research results through publication in journals and/or presenting in professional meetings.
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The B.S. in Physics has two tracks:
Physics courses prepare students with good mathematical and analytical skills. In every skilled profession, such as engineering, medicine, management, teaching, etc., analytical expertise gained through mathematics and physics courses will provide an added opportunity/tool to choose and succeed in that profession. A thorough study of mechanics, statistical physics, modern physics, electromagnetic theory, and quantum mechanics along with introductory physics courses and introductory math courses enhances students’ ability and updates modern technological innovations needed to succeed in alternate career choices. Our curriculum gives the option to choose about six (6) courses in areas other than physics. This will keep students on track to go to graduate schools in physics. In addition, it will open a horizon to choose other career options. These are not concentrations, rather students will take a set of guided optional courses to make themselves eligible for other careers along side of physics.
Click here to view the course curriculum for the B.S. in Physics (General Physics Concentration)
Click here to view the course curriculum for the B.S. in Physics (Leading to Alternate Career Choice).
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