Loyola University Maryland

Department of Physics

Learning Aims

The physics department has developed six learning aims for the physics major:

  • Students will develop a solid understanding of the fundamental principles of physics, including:
    -  a firm conceptual grasp of the central principles of physics,
    -  an ability to work with the concepts mathematically, and
    -  a functional understanding of how these ideas play out in the real world
  • Students will develop a flexible and creative problem-solving ability
  • Students will develop an integrated understanding of the unity of physics
  • Students will develop their ability to communicate ideas of science
  • Students will develop a functional understanding of symbolic and numerical computation
  • Students will develop an expertise in experimental methodologies

A more complete description of these learning aims appears in this document.

Ashley Dwyer


Ashley says her Jesuit liberal arts education has prepared her to solve problems in the field of physics—and far beyond