Program Objectives

Photograph of Sir Isaac NewtonAs the focus of its research and teaching mission, the Physics Department works to provide its students with:

  • A comprehensive, high-quality education in the physical sciences
  • A flexible curriculum that allows students to tailor their education according to their specific interests
  • The opportunity to experience the excitement of scientific discovery through direct participation in faculty research
  • An increased awareness of the physical processes in the surrounding world
  • The essential knowledge and analytical tools with which to pursue post-graduate education in a variety of physics-related and other fields
  • The foundation for eventual success in any of a broad array of careers
  • The motivation for a lifelong love of learning

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