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Physics, BS

Student Outcomes

Assessment of Student Outcomes

Outcome A Apply scientific method to physics

Physics majors will learn to use the scientific method and apply one or several key principles of physics to analyze and learn about a novel physical or theoretical system.
Objective 1 Physics majors will learn to apply one or several key principles of physics to analyze and learn about a physical or theoretical system using experimentation, theory, computation, or physics education research methods.

Outcome B Foundational understanding of physical principles

Physics majors will demonstrate a foundational understanding of physical principles.
Objective 2 Physics majors will demonstrate their cumulative knowledge of physical principles.

Outcome C Make measurements and analyze errors

Physics majors will learn standard measurement and error-analysis techniques.
Objective 3 Physics majors will learn experimental techniques to make measurements and analyze errors.

Measure 2

2018 Status
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This is a 2019 task - not started.

Outcome D Use computational techniques

Physics majors will learn to use standard computing technology and key methods of numerical analysis to analyze scientific data and solve problems.
Objective 4 Physics majors will learn to use standard computational methods to collect, analyze, and visualize data, model physical systems, and/or solve complex problems.

Outcome E Write scientific reports

Physics majors will learn writing skills appropriate or communication in the sciences.
Objective 5 Physics majors will learn writing skills appropriate for communication in the sciences.

Outcome F Deliver scientific presentations

Physics majors will learn to organize and present a scientific presentation.
Objective 6 Physics majors will learn to organize and present a scientific presentation.