Northwest College

Academic Programs

Program-specific Outcomes


  • Demonstrate an understanding of principles and theories of Physics. These including the following: Newtonian mechanics, thermodynamics, (primarily accomplished in PHYS 1110 and PHYS 1310), Electromagnetism, optics (primarily accomplished in PHYS 1120 and PHYS 1320), Special and general theories of relativity, quantum mechanics, atomic physics, nuclear and elementary particle physics, solid state physics and astrophysics (primarily accomplished in PHYS 2320)
  • Apply algebra and (n the case of PHYS 1310/20 and PHYS 2320) calculus, as well as graphical methods to solve physics problems.
  • Demonstrate the ability to do simple lab experiments that apply the principles learned in class (applicable only to PHYS 1110/20 and PHYS 1310/20)