Bachelor of Arts - Physics: Program Goals
- Construct arguments using a logical progression of steps from premise to conclusion.
- Construct models and realize the limitation of those models.
- Communicate with clear and concise expression.
- Extrapolate and apply current knowledge to new situations.
- Address complex issues that require a synthesis of knowledge of seemingly unconnected areas of physics.
- Acquire a propensity to look beyond ‘common sense’ solutions and to apply critical thought to problems.
- Synthesize and integrate conceptual information and mathematical skills.
General Education / Liberal Education Requirements (College Goals)
- Students must demonstrate proficiency in written communication.
- Students must demonstrate proficiency in a foreign language through the intermediate level.
- Students must become informed global citizens and gain intercultural awareness through a study abroad experience.
- Students must become acquainted with different ages, societies, and cultures and learn how to use a variety of historical sources.
- Students must be able to reason abstractly and appreciate the elegance of abstract structure.
- Students must understand the methods of scientific discovery and experimental design.
- Students must acquire problem-solving and research capability by identifying, locating, evaluating, and effectively using information.
- Students must be able to analyze and understand the creative process, assimilate experience, and communicate it.
- Students must be able to interpret words, images, objects, and/or actions that are expressions of human culture.
- Students must understand the complex nature of social structures and/or human relationships that involve issues of inequality and difference.
- Students must explore ecological, policy, social, cultural, and/or historical dimensions of human relationship to the environment.
Link to Curriculum Map (Courses mapped to Program Goals)