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Washington State University Graduate School

Physics, Ph.D.

Student Learning Outcomes


All graduates will be able to:

  1. Learn to use scientific reasoning and independent thinking to form and test
  2. Learn how to apply important concepts in each of four core areas of
    physics: mechanics, electricity and magnetism, quantum mechanics, and thermal
    and statistical physics.
  3. Design and conduct one or more original significant scientific research projects with
    publication-quality results.
  4. Be able to present scientific results clearly, both orally and in writing, to the larger
    scientific community through publications, conference presentations, research
    proposals, or in other meaningful ways.
  5. Prepare for a career in physics or careers that exploit the skills gained during
    graduate studies.



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