Graduates from the Physics department

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.