Physics Department Objectives

  1. To acquaint the student with certain precepts of the physical world ranging from the microcosm to the macrocosm and to show the way in which phenomena so widely separated can be tied together by a very few basic concepts.
  2. To acquaint the student with the methodology of science showing both its inductive and deductive nature and to show the range of applicability of this method.
  3. To acquaint the student with the effectiveness of the methods of precise measurement and mathematical analysis in a field in which such methods are preeminently successful.
  4. To enable the student to see science in its proper perspective relative to all endeavors of humankind.
  5. To prepare the student adequately in the basic areas of Physics for any position demanding a baccalaureate degree with a major in these fields.
  6. To develop the enthusiasm and the requisite techniques demanded for the continued study of Physics on the graduate level.