A student major in the Physics Department should graduate with the following:
- Familiarity with fundamental theories and methodologies in physics.
- A depth and breadth of knowledge of physics.
- An ability to communicate conceptual knowledge of physics and its detailed mathematical expression, both in written and oral presentation.
- An ability to think like a physicist—finding, understanding, and integrating previous knowledge while also recognizing what to ignore.
- An ability to easily recognize applications of physics, whether in the classroom or lab or in everyday life.
- A well-cultivated sense of curiosity, and an attitude of empirical enquiry, critical thinking, and open-mindedness.