# Program Learning Outcomes

**Physics, Astrophysics and Applied Physics Majors**

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**Program Learning Outcomes:**

- Students will demonstrate proficiency in mathematics and the mathematical concepts needed for a proper understanding of physics.
- Students will demonstrate knowledge of classical and quantum mechanics, statistical mechanics and electromagnetism.
- Students will show that they have learned laboratory skills, enabling them to take measurements in a physics laboratory and analyze the measurements to draw valid conclusions.
- Students will communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, and will prove that they can think critically and work independently while doing their senior thesis.
- Students will demonstrate a basic understanding of various aspects of astronomy. (Astrophysics major only.)

*Curriculum Matrix *

I=Introduced, P=Practiced, D=Demonstrated