Learning Objectives

The Physics Department is committed to providing an exceptional education to our students. To that aim, we have updated our graduate program learning objectives to better align us with our Statement of Principles and the ever-advancing world.

Learning Objectives for our Graduate Program

1.   Students will acquire a general foundational knowledge of physics at the graduate level and the necessary accompanying methodological aspects of mathematics, computing, and instrumentation.

2.   Students will learn to identify and solve problems at the frontier of physics knowledge, uphold standards of scientific integrity, and disseminate their research.

3.   Students will become educators and communicators with the ability to promote an understanding and appreciation of physics across the university and in society.

4.   Department members and students will work together to develop and realize, in the department and in the community, progress and success in diversity, equity, and inclusion in all aspects of the scientific enterprise.