department of physics

Department of Physics

Departmental Objectives

  • Equip the physics major for graduate school and a career in physics, and the many other professions to which the skills, knowledge, and insights of the physicist are transferable.
  • Supplement the physics curriculum with extracurricular professional development experiences, including undergraduate research, participation in regional and national meetings, and other aspects of life in the physics community.
  • Acquaint the student with the multiple career options that are available with the bachelor’s degree in physics.
  • Meet the needs of students in other majors who require some physics background.
  • Encourage the study of physics as a liberal art, showing its aesthetic and philosophical qualities, its values and limitations, and its influence in the world of ideas.