Major Student Learning Objectives
Students graduating with a Physics major from Agnes Scott College will be able to:
- Solve fundamental problems of classical and modern physics, using the necessary mathematical skills;
- Write basic computer programs as well as employ scientific software and data visualization tools;
- Conduct laboratory experiments using modern instrumentation, computers and/or simulations;
- Retrieve, organize and analyze scientific information in tabular and graphical formats;
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- Present scientific results, including their historical contexts, in clear written and oral language.
Requirements for the Physics Major
- Physics 130, 202, 203, 210, 240
- Four credits of 400-level work (research, internship, PHY401, PHY420, etc)
- Mathematics 220
- One additional math course (excluding MAT 100, MAT 101, MAT 104, MAT 117, MAT 118, MAT 119)
- 5 Courses from the below list, at least 1 from "Advanced" and at least 2 from "Core"
- Core: PHY321, PHY331, PHY341
- Advanced: PHY311, PHY361
- Applied: AST300, AST301, PHY230, MAT326, CHE360
Requirements for the Physics Minor
- Physics 130, 202, 203, 210
- Two additional physics courses as approved by the department