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Student Learning Outcomes for Computational Physics:
Students will be able to:
Technical Computing Skills
Represent data visually
Prepare professional documents and presentations
Computational Physics Skills
Translate a model into code
Choose scales and units
Subdivide a model into a set of manageable computational tasks
Choose algorithms and computational tools
Debug, test, and validate code
Extract physical insight
The Computational Physics major provides baseline preparation either for graduate school or for the technical job market.
Computational Physics majors may substitute PHY 201 for one of their Natural and Physical Science Core courses. Engineering and Physics students must earn a C- or better in ALL prerequisite Engineering and Physics courses to continue in the major.
Computational Physics majors are required to take: