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Monday, January 26

A blizzard warning goes into effect for our area this evening and Connecticut has issued a statewide travel ban starting at 9 p.m. The University is now closed as of 3 p.m. today and will be closed all day tomorrow, Tuesday, Jan. 27.  Day and evening classes are canceled through tomorrow. An updated advisory on the status of classes and operations for Wednesday will be posted Tuesday evening. During the time that the University is closed, the Commons, Subway, and Village Market will maintain regular hours for residential dining services and the Sports Center will be open for use by residential students only. Gengras Student Union and University Libraries will be closed.   snow closing guide

All Hartt Community Division activities through tomorrow are canceled.

current as of 3:05 p.m., Jan. 26, 2015

Bachelor of Science in Physics


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This is an intensive program in physics designed to prepare specialists for graduate training in physics or (by appropriate choice of electives) for employment in industry. The program has ample room for electives in the arts and sciences and for teacher certification, if desired.

A foreign language is not required, but is recommended for students intending to enter graduate school.

Course Requirements for the Bachelor of Science Major

Learning Outcomes for the Bachelor of Science in Physics

Students will:

  1. Demonstrate knowledge of the body of natural laws through which much of the behavior of the physical universe can be understood and predicted;
  2. Demonstrate an understanding of the powerful concepts of mathematical analysis necessary for the construction and application of physical theories;
  3. Demonstrate competency in the use of sophisticated and accurate apparatus specifically designed to discover the physical attributes of matter and radiation and their interactions; and
  4. Demonstrate ability to properly interpret data obtained from experimental investigations and mathematical simulations.