CAA reviews physics program

Debby Hernandez, Administration Editor

The Council on Academic Affairs met Thursday to receive input on the physics department program.

Steven Daniels, the physics department chair, gave a presentation about the program’s success changes.

He said average ACT scores for physics majors are among the highest in the university, and have recently received better admissions numbers.

“In the last two years we been able to send 30,000 emails to ACT students that have scores that we think are likely to succeed in physics, which is 26 and up” Daniels said.

According to the physics program review, the physics department has added three concentration options, which include computational, engineering, and astronomy.

Other concentration options that were already part of the physics program include radiation, applied physics and teacher certification.

Eastern is also the only public university in the state that offers radiation physics, one of the two universities that offers applied physics and one of three that offers computational physics.

Daniels said physics and astronomy majors have a great chance of obtaining a job after college.

“Physics and astronomy majors have jobs and well-paid jobs,” he said.

Stacey Ruholl, the CAA vice chair, said program reviews are presented through an eight-year cycle.

CAA will meet at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Booth Library Conference Room 4440.


Debby Hernandez can be reached at 581-2812 or [email protected].