College of Science

Physics and Astronomy

B.S. in Physics

Program Purpose

The B.S. program in Physics and Astronomy is an undergraduate program for students seeking to develop a quantitative, mathematical understanding of the universe and it's constitute matter, forces, and phenomena. training for research in all areas of physics and astronomy. The program prepares the student for the professional practice in academia, research or industry the fields of Physics or Astronomy. The program also prepares the student for graduate degree programs in physics, astronomy, chemistry, medicine, law, business, and engineering.

Learning Outcomes

  • Understand the fundamental nature of matter, energy, their appearances and interactions
  • Understand the fundamental content of the main branches of physics, namely classical mechanics, classical electrodynamics, quantum mechanics, thermodynamics and statistical dynamics, solid state physics, atom physics and high energy physics.
  • Understand the methods used in physics research.
  • Understand the theoretical description of physical phenomena.
  • Write effectively about physics and astronomy topics, making well-organized arguments supported by relevant evidence.