BS Physics and Computational Science
- Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of basic mathematics and physical principles used to model natural phenomena.
- Demonstrate ability to convey physical concepts with mathematical expressions and/or computation, and effectively derive quantitative predictions from a model through mathematical/computational analysis.Demonstrate competency in using computer tools.
- Ability to apply advanced knowledge of advanced mechanics, electomagnetism, thermodynamics and quantum physics to the solution of problems in physics
- Ability to effectively communicate information, scientific or otherwise, in both written and verbal form
- Acquire ability to write clear, organized and illustrated technical reports with proper references to previous work in the area.Students will demonstrate the skills and motivation for continued self-education.
Course requirements for the degree
The curriculum map shows how each required course contributes to the program's learning outcomes.
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Annual Learning Outcomes Assessment Report(s)
In a process called assessment, the faculty of each degree program measure student attainment of program learning outcomes goals on an annual basis. The assessment processes used by this program can be found in the link (PDF) below:
In assessing learning outcomes, program faculty often develop rubrics which establish criteria and expectations showing how outcomes are evaluated. The assessment processes used by this program can be found in the link (PDF) below:
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Program review represents Chapman's commitment to excellence in academic programs through periodic review of educational effectiveness. Every 5 to 7 years, program faculty members prepare a self-study report, which is reviewed by external, expert reviewers, numerous Chapman faculty governance councils and committees, and the Office of the Chancellor. Program review provides an opportunity for each program to reflect on its educational effectiveness as well as its contribution to the university's mission and strategic plan. The results of program review guide institutional planning, budgeting and decision-making.
Program Review Schedule: 2014-2015, 2019-2020, 2024-2025, 2029-2030
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