Physics, Ph.D. Student Learning Outcomes

College Liberal Arts and Sciences
Major Physics
Degree Ph.D.
Date Revised January 2020

Student Learning Outcomes and Proposed Methods for Collecting Data (from Assessment Plan)

Student Learning Outcomes

Graduates of the program will be prepared for successful professional careers in physics by

  1. Advanced knowledge of physics principles beyond that associated with a master’s degree.
  2. Familiarity with the use of complex experimental or theoretical techniques to pose and solve problems related to those principles.
  3. Graduates will have conducted independent research at the forefront of a chosen subfield of physics.

Methods of Assessment

  • Ph.D. Candidacy Exam (1)
  • Survey of publications by graduate students (1-3)
  • External evaluation of theses (1-3)
  • Alumni survey (1-3)

Last Updated

AAE updated August 2021

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