Prior to graduation from a physics program at Southern, students will have developed:
- Quantitative Problem Solving Ability
- Conceptual Understanding of Core Concepts
- Scientific Reasoning Ability, Experimental and Research Skills
- Understanding of the Nature of Science
- Written Communication Skills
- Oral Presentation Skills
- Technological Fluency
Undergraduates finishing a program will be prepared for graduate-level education and a successful professional life.
The overall student learning outcomes for the Graduate Program in Applied Physics:
- The student will develop broad knowledge of physics principles and their application to current technology problems.
- The student will develop detailed knowledge of current management practices.
- The student will develop expert knowledge in one of two focus areas: (1) Materials Science/Nanotechnology, or (2) Optics/Optical Instrumentation.
- The student will develop the skills needed to conduct research in their chosen focus area in either the industrial or academic setting.