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The department objectives are:

  • To develop in students an appreciation of the scientific method and its use in the solution of physical problems.
  • To develop the basic training in physics designed to meet the needs of students in pre-professional fields and professional fields.
  • To develop in students those qualities and abilities necessary for success in industry and advanced degree institutions.
  • To offer sufficient specialized training beyond the generally recognized basic courses to enable a graduate with a bachelor's degree to enter directly into a professional career.