2019-2020 Catalog 
    
    Aug 12, 2020  
2019-2020 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Physics Major


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The major in Physics consists of a minimum core of physics and mathematics courses. It provides a rigorous background combined with maximum flexibility for students who have a strong interest in an additional field of study.

Program Learning Outcomes


Students will:

  • demonstrate mastery of the core concepts and general principles of physics
  • demonstrate competent knowledge of the specific concepts, principles, and problems of each of the basic subfields and some areas of application in physics
  • conduct experiments for a comparison with physical models and theories, and examine the results with the statistical methods of error analysis
  • formulate, solve, and interpret problems by the use of physical principles, via mathematical and computational techniques

Major Requirements (58 Units)


To qualify for graduation, a physics student must have achieved at least a 2.0 (C) cumulative grade point average and at least a 2.0 (C) average in all courses required for the major.

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