Student Learning Outcomes

Physics Department Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs)

The following are Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) for our physics undergraduate program. These SLOs are applied to the courses and are assessed based on the specifically designed rubrics. A student completing our program should be able to:

Student Learning Outcome 1

Demonstrate the undergraduate-level conceptual understanding of fundamental ideas in physics in the following core areas: Classical Mechanics, Electricity and Magnetism, Quantum Mechanics, and Thermodynamics/Statistical Physics.


Student Learning Outcome 2

Apply adequate undergraduate-level mathematical methods in expressing the laws/concepts of physics, in building physical models, and in solving physics problems.


Student Learning Outcome 3 

Demonstrate strong problem-solving skills at undergraduate-level via constructing appropriate strategies and utilizing necessary computational toolsets/approximation methods.


Student Learning Outcome 4 

Communicate undergraduate-level scientific ideas and concepts effectively both in oral and written forms.


Student Learning Outcome 5

Apply experimental techniques and collect/analyze/interpret experimental data for demonstration of basic concepts and ideas in physics.