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Student Learning Objectives Physics

Bachelor of Science

  • Students will master Newton's Law.
  • Students will master basic electricity and magnetism.
  • Students will master advanced mechanics (Lagrangian and Hamiltonian formulations).
  • Students will understand the fundamental nature of measurement in the scientific method, the role of experimental uncertainty in comparing theory to experiment.
  • Students will master writing clear and complete reports of laboratory measurements.

Master of Science

  • Students will demonstrate either an ability to conduct supervised research or an advanced mastery of basic concepts.


  • Students will demonstrate the ability to conduct independent research.
  • Students will demonstrate the ability to review and present relevant background literature.
  • Students will demonstrate a mastery of advanced concepts.