Undergraduate Studies in UB Physics
Mission Statement of the Physics Undergraduate Program
The central mission of the undergraduate program in the Department of Physics is to provide students with an outstanding educational experience consisting of comprehensive and rigorous coursework and laboratory training leading to a baccalaureate degree. The core of our major programs involves courses focused on five key topic-areas - classical mechanics, electricity and magnetism, thermal and statistical physics, modern physics including quantum mechanics and relativity, and experimental methods. In addition, our upper-level electives, research courses, and internships allow students to experience an array of specialty areas in further preparation for graduate study and future careers. Within the subjects of the curriculum, student learning is assessed in 7 general program outcome categories: basic laws of physics, critical thinking, problem solving, laboratory skills, development of physics, contemporary areas of physics, and written and oral communication. As part of the overall mission of the College of Arts and Sciences, the Department also provides physics education to students majoring in other sciences, in engineering and professional programs, and to non-science majors. The Department actively advises prospective and current students on educational choices and career paths. Our faculty is vigorously engaged in research at the frontiers of physics, and is committed to excellence in teaching and mentoring at all levels of the educational program.
Undergraduate Degree Tracks
Physics Undergraduate Program Outcomes and Assessments
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