Accreditation and Assessment

Program level objectives and student learning outcomes:

Objective #1

Students will have strong scientific and technical skills.

Student learning outcomes:
1.  Students will have information literacy.
2.  Students will be skilled at problem solving. 
3.  Students will be skilled at inquiry and analysis.     
4. Students will be skilled at critical and creative thinking.
5. Students will demonstrate skills with instrumentation, software, encoding, and data analysis.

Objective #2

Students will effectively use physics to solve problems.

Student learning outcomes:
1.  Students will demonstrate competency in applying basic laws of physics in classical and quantum mechanics, electricity and magnetism, thermodynamics and statistical mechanics and special relativity, and the applications of these laws in areas such as optics, condensed matter physics, properties of materials, nuclear and particle physics, and other disciplines.     
2.  Students will represent basic physics concepts in multiple ways, including mathematically (including through estimations), conceptually, verbally, pictorially, computationally, by simulation, and experimentally.

Objective #3

Students will communicate effectively.         

Student learning outcomes:
1.  Students will communicate in writing about scientific and technical concepts concepts concisely and completely.         
2.  Students will organize and communicate ideas using words, mathematical equations, tables, graphs, pictures, animations, diagrams, and other visualization tools.

Objective #4

Students will have strong professional/workplace skills.         

Student learning outcomes:
1.  Students will have the ability to work well in teams.             
2.  Students will be able to plan, organize, and prioritize work.