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.
- Physics 130, 202, 203, 210, 242, 243
- Four credits of 400-level work (research, internship, PHY401, PHY420, etc)
- 5 Courses from the below list, at least 1 from "Advanced" and at least 2 from "Core"
- Core: PHY321, PHY331, PHY341
- Advanced: PHY311, PHY361
- Applied: AST300, AST301, PHY230, MAT326, CHE360
Courses required outside the discipline:
- Mathematics 220
- One additional math course (excluding MAT100, MAT101, MAT104, MAT117, MAT118, MAT119)