Physics - Astronomy and Astrophysics

Requirements of the Major

Learning Outcomes

The following General Student Outcomes for the B.S. degree in Physics and Radiological Health Physics Option indicate what each curriculum will prepare graduates to know and do, with an appropriate level of sophistication and complexity for each degree: 

  1. an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and applied sciences 
  2. an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data
  3. an ability to formulate or design a system, process, or program to meet desired needs
  4. an ability to function on multi-disciplinary teams
  5. an ability to identify and solve applied science problems
  6. an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
  7. an ability to communicate effectively
  8. the broad education necessary to understand the impact of solutions in a global and societal context
  9. a recognition of the need for and an ability to engage in life-long learning
  10. a knowledge of contemporary issues
  11. an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern scientific and technical tools necessary for professional practice.

Specific student outcomes describe the level of competency attained in specialized areas of study. The specific student outcomes are listed below for the BS degree in Physics, Radiological Health Physics option, and with their achievement at an appropriate level of sophistication and complexity for a BS degree in Physics the program educational objectives will be satisfied.

  • radiation physics
  • radiation biology
  • radiation detection and measurements with laboratory experience
  • internal and external radiation dosimetry
  • principles of radiation safety and health physics
  • contemporary issues in health physics