Seton Hall University embraces the principle that effective and meaningful assessment is an integral part of the educational process. This principle is at the heart of our commitment to meet our responsibilities to our students, professions, and the communities that we serve.
In keeping with the mission of the University and the College of Arts and Sciences, the Physics Department is committed to offer a value-centered program to physics majors to prepare them for their future personal and professional development. To meet these goals and by considering the fact that Physics Department offers both B.S. and B.A. degrees in Physics, the following learning outcomes are considered for the Physics major students:
- Implement theoretical concepts of physics to analyze scientific problems.
- Implement technical and laboratory methods as well as data analysis skills to experimentally analyze scientific problems.
- Implement professional communication skills, both written and oral, to share the outcome of scientific research or to teach concepts of physics to other community of learners.
- Develop an understanding of the fundamental foundations of physics and its’ place as a body of knowledge for understanding the universe.
- Develop skills in doing physics and applying them to real world situations.
- Demonstrate a comprehension of how a research project is conducted from start to finish.
- Build experience for project planning, abstract and research proposal writing.
- Acquire hands-on experimental, computational or analytical problem solving skills.
- Acquire experience working independently and under supervision of a mentor.
- Acquire time management skills and time planning to meet the deadlines for projects.
- Demonstrate basic experimental skills by the practice of setting up and conducting an experiment with due regards to minimizing measurement error and by the thoughtful discussion and interpretation of data.
- Demonstrate a comprehension of technology by understanding how things work on a fundamental level.