Physics, BS

This program is offered by the Physics & Engineering Physics Department

Program Description

Physics is the hub from which all of science and technology emanates. CCSU's Bachelor of Science in Physics program provides strong analytical and problem-solving skills applicable to many professional fields. The Physics B.S. requires a minor in any subject or a concentration in at least one of the following: Biology, Biomolecular Science, Finance, or Engineering Physics. Students in the program go on to graduate school for further study in physics, engineering, law school, medical school, and medical physics; to entry-level research and development positions in industry; and a host of other options. CCSU also offers a Bachelor of Science in Physics for Teacher Certification program in collaboration with the School of Education & Professional Studies.

Learning Outcomes

  1. In fundamental fields of Physics including a) Mechanics, b) Electricity, Magnetism and Optics, c) Thermodynamics and d) Quantum Mechanics and Modern Physics, students will be able to understand concepts and to apply the concepts successfully to problem solving.
  2. Students will be able to communicate scientific ideas and results accurately and effectively. Specifically Students will be able to Provide an exposition of the work's goal/big picture, clearly explain the work, accurately represent scientific data, and develop and elucidate logical conclusions/interpretations.

  3. Students will be able to investigate physical phenomena, accurately and effectively utilize common experimental apparatus, analyze data, calculate experimental uncertainties, and derive appropriate conclusions based on the data and analysis. Specifically students will be able to use appropriate experimental apparatus in a correct method, analyze data, quantify experimental uncertanties, and reach appropriate conclusions based on the data.
  4. If working on a research project, the student will be able to perform a literature search, utilize appropriate computational and/or laboratory skills, and to make an effective written or oral presentation of the results of the project.