Learning Goals for the Physics and Astrophysics Major

**1. **Physics and astrophysics majors should be able to develop mathematical models to describe collected data and correctly determine whether a model appropriately describes the data.

**2. **Majors should be able to write lab reports that effectively integrate text, data analysis, and graphics to explain procedures and support conclusions.

**3**. Students should be able use published information from primary sources and compare and interpret this information with measured results in the lab.

**4. **Majors shall create and present oral and written presentations of problem solutions or research projects in a manner that demonstrates their understanding and makes a topic accessible.

**5. **Students should be able to plan out and successfully execute the solution to complex problems that require a multi-step process to solve.

**6. **Students should be able to select and apply the appropriate formal mathematical techniques in solving problems in physics.