Our Mission

The Department of Physics and Astronomy is located in the College of Arts and Sciences and offers the physics major for Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Arts degrees.

The department is committed to providing a comprehensive foundation in physics, so as to prepare majors for a lifetime of continuous learning in their chosen field. This is to include those continuing on into engineering school, or graduate school, or intend to teach at the elementary or secondary school level.

Physics students at Washburn University, upon graduation, are expected to have:
  • Acquired an understanding of the vocabulary and methodology of physics;

  • Demonstrated the ability to move from observations to logical conclusions, and apply analytical thinking; and

  • Acquired knowledge of the subject matter in terms of content, problem solving, experimental design, data reduction, and analysis.

Students participating in the engineering transfer program at Washburn University, upon graduation, are expected to have:
  • Acquired an understanding of the different engineering disciplines and functions;
  • Acquired a solid foundation in mathematics, the sciences, and basic engineering necessary to further their engineering education; and
  • Developed the ability to progress from observations to logical conclusions, applying analytical and critical thinking.

GET IN TOUCH WITH Physics & Astronomy Department

Physics & Astronomy Department
Stoffer Science Hall, Room 210
1700 SW College Ave.
Topeka, KS 66621

Phone & Email
Phone: 785.670.2141
physics@washburn.edu
engineering@washburn.edu

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