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Program Overview

The Physics program at High Point University is founded on the principle that the first day of your first year at HPU is the beginning of your career as a scientist. Your principal objective as a scientist is to seek answers to interesting questions. Your principal objective as a student is to learn the tools required for inquiry—problem solving, fundamental physics, experimental methods, computational modeling and computer programming, mathematics, and communication. When you graduate from High Point University with a degree in physics, you will have the skills, passion, and confidence of a scientist who is prepared for a career in a technical field or graduate study in any related scientific, engineering, or professional discipline.

Your classes, laboratory experiences, and independent undergraduate research projects will help you develop a scientific skill set with expertise in:

• Experimental design and data analysis

• Problem solving and analytical reasoning

• Electronics and instrumentation

• Computational modeling

• Computer programming in a variety of languages including Python, LabView, Java, and MATLAB

• Undergraduate research with faculty mentors

• Preparation of scientific articles, proposals, and posters in LaTeX

• Oral presentations of research results

• Fundamental theoretical physics in Classical Mechanics, Quantum Mechanics, Electricity and Magnetism, and Statistical Mechanics/ Thermodynamics

Dr. Aaron Titus, Chair of the Department of Physics

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