Apr 13, 2024  
2023-2024 University Catalog 
2023-2024 University Catalog

Physics Minor

Physics is the fundamental science, providing a theoretical and mathematical foundation for all other fields of science. The modeling skills students learn by studying  physics make it a useful and employable liberal arts field with a wide range of applications to biology, chemistry, medicine and health professions, mathematics, computer  science, engineering, business, and law. Physics students are among the highest scorers on the MCAT and the LSAT. A physics minor with a range of available courses will allow a student to choose upper level physics classes with an emphasis on their own interests and future plans, enhancing any liberal arts or professional program with a solid mathematical, computational, and theoretical background in the field.

Program Requirements

Physics minors will take a minimum of 15 credits in physics.

Required Courses

Take either PHYS 109 or PHYS 201 and either PHYS 110 or PHYS 202 as the foundation courses for the minor.

Elective Courses

Take at least 7 additional credits with the designation PHYS. One of the classes below can substitute for a PHYS class, but not both. At least 3 of the 7 credits must be at the 300 level or higher.