- Graduates will gain an understanding of the nature of matter, energy, and the interrelationships between them.
- Graduates with the B.A. in physics will gain a good scientific background for use in technology-related careers in business, law, management, optometry, or medicine.
- Graduates with the B.S. in physics will be prepared to practice applied physics or research engineering in government or industry, or to pursue a graduate degree in physics, engineering, or education.