Physics deals with the fundamental laws of nature, and forms the backbone of scientific knowledge. Because physics majors are trained to solve problems with a minimum of assumptions and using only the most fundamental principles, physicists are valued for their ability to solve novel problems that usually require innovative solutions. The development of technology in the past century has demonstrated that more often than not, the technology of tomorrow starts with Physics today.
Aside from their output of scientific knowledge, physicists are also recognized for their mathematical analytical skills. During the past decade, physicists have proven their usefulness in the financial capitals of the world, by bringing the mathematical machineries that they typically use in solving physical problems to solve problems in economics and finance. The year 1997 saw the emergence of a subdiscipline of physics called Econophysics or alternatively, Financial Physics. This is another example of how input from one discipline proved to be fruitful for another discipline. Already, because graduate programs in Economics departments in developed countries prefer applicants from courses with a lot of mathematics – such as physics – their programs are increasingly populated by those with background in physics.
Because the world is complex, problems in the workplace require varied solutions. The combination of skills and knowledge you have acquired from different disciplines will be your distinct mark and your comparative advantage. And your ability to bring together this combination of skills and knowledge in problem solving essentially determines your usefulness to your organization.
The De La Salle University-Manila Physics Department is recognized by the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) as a Center of Excellence.
The De La Salle University Physics Department is committed to develop lifelong learners, who are logical, analytical, creative and critical thinkers appreciative of God’s creation. The Department envisions itself as an advocate of effective educational practices in Physics. The quest for nature’s fundamental laws is accompanied by a concerted search for relevant applications benefiting Philippine society.
Goals and Objectives
The Department aims to:
- Develop students into graduates imbued with La Sallian values,
- concerned with the sustainability of the environment, with an outlook and abilities for lifelong learning,
- able to provide service and leadership in the scientific community and in society in general.
- Provide an engaging learning environment that will mold students to become Christian achievers for God and country.
- Adhere to ethical and professional standards in research and scholarship.
- Nurture a culture of research that is dynamic and responsive to the needs of society.
- To produce physics graduates well-prepared for careers in research, academe, health, industry, business and government.
- To provide opportunities for professional growth of faculty members and staff through research, advanced studies and continuing education.
- To offer academic programs that are up-to-date and relevant to the needs of the community.
- To upgrade continually the laboratory and research facilities for effective instruction, quality research and support for the industry.