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Bachelor Of Science In Physics

Program Description

The program leading to the degree of B.S. Physics shall provide the students with a comprehensive and rigorous training in physics as a foundation for careers in pure, applied physics, interdisciplinary sciences, and engineering. Since Physics is closely related to the fields of engineering (electrical, mechanical, chemical), materials science, mathematics, physical chemistry, meteorology and biophysics, a BS Physics degree will prepare the graduates for work in evolving private and government research and service institutes (e.g. data and energy scientists), academic units (e.g. professors and researchers), and lead engineers (e.g. product engineer or software developers) in leading industries.

Program Educational Objectives

Upon graduation, the graduates of Bachelor of Science in Physics shall have:

  1. Undertaken, singly or in teams, projects or researches that show ability to apply mathematical, computational and experimental methods to solve physical problems in Physics and/or other related fields.
  2. Demonstrated professional success via promotions and/or positions of increasing responsibility, and development of marketable products and/or patents.
  3. Had substantial involvement in local and global projects that take into consideration safety, health, environmental concerns and the public welfare, partly through adherence to required codes and laws and the effective and responsible communication of scientific information.
  4. Demonstrated life-long learning with progress towards completion of advanced degrees, professional development, industrial training, and fellowship to any accredited Physics or Science Societies, locally or abroad.
  5. Exhibited professional behavior and attitude in the application of scientific reasoning to form decisions, which are subject to critical peer-review and ethical conduct at all times.
  6. Initiated and implemented actions toward furthering the development of science, and Physics in particular.

Program Outcomes

  • • An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics and science to solve physics problems.
  • • An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data.
  • • An ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, and sustainability in accordance with standards.
  • • An ability to function on multi-disciplinary teams.
  • • An ability to identify, formulate, and solve problems related to the practice of research, physics and science.
  • • Attain an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility.
  • • An ability to effectively communicate mathematical ideas orally and in writing using clear and precise language.
  • • Acquire at greater depths the knowledge and skills necessary to understand the impact of physics solutions in a global and societal context.
  • • A recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in lifelong learning.
  • • Attain a knowledge of contemporary issues pertinent to the field of physics and science.
  • An ability to use the techniques, skills, and mathematical tools necessary for the practice of physics and science.

BS Physics Double Degree Programs

The double degree programs shall provide the students with a comprehensive and rigorous training in physics as a foundation for careers in Material Science and Engineering, Electrical Engineering, and Electronics Engineering while having the advantage of having deeper understanding in pure and applied physics or interdisciplinary sciences which could be applied in the field. The programs would be sufficient to enable the students to pursue areas such as:

  • • Advanced physics, material science and engineering research
  • • University physics, material science and engineering teaching
  • • Graduate studies (Master’s and Ph.D. degrees)
  • • Employment in engineering, material science and physics-related jobs in business, industry or the government

These double degree programs will prepare the graduates for work in private and government research and development, and service institutes, academic units, media and industry. It will also prepare them for advanced graduate studies.

The total number of units to complete the B.S. Physics double degree with B.S. Materials Science and Engineering program is 263 spread over 4 years and 3 quarters in a quarter-term system.

The total number of units to complete the B.S. Physics double degree with B.S. Electrical Engineering program is 285 spread over 4 years and 3 quarters in a quarter-term system.

The total number of units to complete the B.S. Physics double degree with B.S. Electronics Engineering program is 288 spread over 5 years in a quarter-term system.



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