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Summary of Fields of Study

  1. Goal(s)

  • Upon completion of a Physics major, students will be able to determine specified information about a physical system using basic physics principles, mathematical representations, laboratory methods and instruments, and computer and graphical techniques; find and retrieve published or computer archived information; communicate physics concepts and results of scientific work in written and oral form.

  • In addition to the above goals, Professional Emphasis majors will be able to use integrated principles of physics and advanced analytic and computational methods.

  • Applied Physics Emphasis majors will be able to use the concepts and laboratory techniques of digital and analog electronics, digital signal processing techniques to improve and analyze digitized data.

  • Computer and Instrumentation Emphasis majors will be able to use the concepts and laboratory techniques of digital and analog electronics, digital signal processing techniques to improve and analyze digitized data, high level programming languages and assembler languages and assemble and use computer-interfaced equipment.

  • Secondary Education Emphasis majors will be able to use appropriate apparatus and computers to teach physics concepts to high school students.

  • Physics/Engineering Dual degree majors will receive a degree from UW Oshkosh and a degree from either UW Madison or University of Minnesota.

  • The Major(s)

    • The Department offers a choice of four emphases within the Physics Major. These are: 1) Professional Emphasis in Physics, 2) Applied Physics Emphasis, 3) Secondary Education Emphasis, and 4) Physics/Engineering Dual.

         3. The Minor(s)
      • The Department offers two minor(s): 1) Physics - Liberal Arts, and 2) Physics - Secondary Education.

       

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