Graduate Questionnaire

The department wishes to gather input from its graduates in order to better tailor our undergraduate program to the needs of the community. Please help us by filling in answers to the questions below, and submitting the form back to the department.

Please be as specific as possible in your responses.

1. Employment/Further Education

Who is your current employer, and what is your position there?

How would you describe this company?

Industrial Educational Government Student

How well does this position correspond to what you envisioned during your studies here for this stage in your career, on a scale of one (not at all) to five (exactly as envisioned)? Feel free to add any comments.

Just after graduation, did you go on for further education, go into your current position, or take a different job?

Education Current Position Different Position

How well did our program prepare you for your current position, on a scale of one (poor) to five (excellent)? Any comments?

If you continued your education after your B.S. degree at UNM, in what field was it, and toward what degree?

Field of Study:
Degree: B.S. M.S. Ph.D.   Other (specify): 

2. Curriculum

Please rate the quality (good/bad experience, useful preparation, etc.) of your education in these areas, on a scale of one (poor) to five (excellent). Feel free to add comments after each rating on how to improve the quality.

Electricity and Magnetism:
Quantum Mechanics:
Optics (where applicable):
Astrophysics (where applicable):

Do you have any comments (other than the above) on specific courses, or on the overall curriculum?

Which texts are you glad you've kept, or wish you had not sold/given away/ thrown out?

What are the most useful skills you acquired? Did your preparation leave you lacking in certain skills?

Rate the effectiveness of the laboratory classes in building your ability to apply physics theory on a scale of 1 (lowest) to 5 (highest). Which of the laboratory classes were beneficial for you? Feel free to comment on how they can be improved.

On a 1 to 5 scale, how well did your mathematics classes provide you with the necessary background for your physics classes (1: too little math., 3: just right, 5: too much math)? What would you add/drop to the math requirements?

On a 1 to 5 scale, did you receive adequate training in the use of computers: (1: not enough, 3: just right, 5: too much). Feel free to comment on any inadequacies in the way in which computers were used.

On a 1 to 5 scale, how useful were the freshman chemistry classes as part of your major? (1: not useful, 3: moderately useful, 5: extremely useful)

On a 1 to 5 scale, was there enough emphasis on learning how to communicate scientific information in oral and written forms (1: too little, 3: just right, 5: too much)? Feel free to comment on how to improve this part of the curriculum.

3. Undergraduate Research

How important are undergraduate research opportunities, on a scale of 1: (unimportant) to 5: (very important)

Were you involved in undergraduate research while you were here?

Yes No

4. Any other comments you wish to make would be most welcome

We would also appreciate the following information.(Optional)

Your name  

Your Mailing Address  

Your telephone number  

Your e-mail address  

You have now completed the form. Many thanks!
We are very grateful for the time you have spent answering these questions.