Jun 20, 2019  
2018-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
2018-2020 Undergraduate Catalog

Physics and Engineering

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208 Vincent Science Center


The mission of the Physics Department at Slippery Rock University is to service the Liberal Studies Program, provide content courses for other departments, and provide high-quality major and pre-engineering programs. The department is equally committed to each of these three areas and is actively involved in curriculum and program review on an ongoing basis. With regards to the Liberal Studies Program, the department aims to offer courses that complement the “Seven Critical Goals Towards Becoming an Educated Person.” The department also offers many courses that provide basic and advanced content to students with other majors. Finally, the department aims to provide major programs that allow technical specialization and flexibility to its graduates. Many possible career options are available to physics majors; the department’s curriculum provides the training necessary to many of these options.

Ben Shaevitz

Cheryl Dolan

Ben Shaevitz, Athula Herat, Rizwan Mahmood, Krishna Mukherjee, Manuel Valera 

“SRU physics is a small department that offers infinite possibilities for achievement. The SRU Physics department infuses classical and modern theory with advanced and up-to-date experimentation and teaching tools. The faculty is small and very personal, offering guidance based on the student’s learning abilities rather than from a “textbook” viewpoint. The faculty is knowledgeable in both subject content as well as information presentation. If you are a great science student, or you are learning about science for the first time, the SRU Physics department will guide you through an intricate, student-friendly web of lecture, problem solving, experimentation, data analysis, and research. Whether you are training to be the next Heisenberg or Einstein, the next great engineer, the next great high school teacher, or simply learning problem solving skills to use in any workplace, the SRU Physics department is a gateway to success.”

-Stephen Murray
B.s in Physics, Pre-Master in Education


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