Physics & Astronomy

Student Learning Outcomes

Physics students at Washburn University, upon graduation, are expected to have:
  • Acquired an understanding of the vocabulary and methodology of physics;

  • Demonstrated the ability to move from observations to logical conclusions, and apply analytical thinking; and

  • Acquired knowledge of the subject matter in terms of content, problem solving, experimental design, data reduction, and analysis.

Students participating in the engineering transfer program at Washburn University, upon graduation, are expected to have:
  • Acquired an understanding of the different engineering disciplines and functions;
  • Acquired a solid foundation in mathematics, the sciences, and basic engineering necessary to further their engineering education; and
  • Developed the ability to progress from observations to logical conclusions, applying analytical and critical thinking.