Physics Major

Major Student Learning Objectives - Students graduating with a Physics major from Agnes Scott College will be able to:

  • solve fundamental problems of classical and modern physics, using the necessary mathematical skills;
  • write basic computer programs as well as employ scientific software and data visualization tools;
  • conduct laboratory experiments using modern instrumentation, computers and/or simulations;
  • retrieve, organize and analyze scientific information in tabular and graphical formats;
  • develop an approach to solving unknown problems, using principles and tools learned in mechanics, thermodynamics, quantum physics, optics, nuclear physics, relativity and electromagnetism;
  • present scientific results, including their historical contexts, in clear written and oral language.

Requirements

Discipline Courses

  • Physics 110, 111, 210, 211, 242, 243, 361, 400
  • Four additional 300-level courses

Courses required outside the discipline:

Mathematics 220