2014-2015 Catalog


Physics Minor

A Physics minor provides a solid foundation in physics to non-physics majors who may wish to apply the analytical skills and principles of physics to their own field of study. The Physics minor may be of interest to students wishing to enhance their understanding of physical phenomena, and may be particularly useful for majors such as Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, and Mathematics.

Degree Requirements

The minor in Physics requires a minimum of five (5) course credits, as follows:

Required Core Courses

PHY 221/PHY 315Intro Physics I with Calculus

1 Course Credit

PHY 222/PHY 316Intro Physics II with Calculus

1 Course Credit

PHY 320Modern Physics

1 Course Credit

PHY 221 and PHY 222 and PHY 320 (PHY 127/128 can be substituted for PHY 221/ 222 with permission of the Program Chair.

Required Distribution Courses

Two (2) additional PHY course credits chosen from the following:

PHY 111Introduction to Astronomy

1 Course Credit

PHY 130/PHY 225Applied Mah for Physics & Eng.

1 Course Credit

PHY 286/PHY 486Special Topics

1/2 to 1 Course Credit

PHY 321Modern Physics II

1 Course Credit

PHY 330Mathematical Method in Physics

1 Course Credit

PHY 335Physical Optics

1 Course Credit

PHY 365Thermal Physics

1 Course Credit

PHY 386Special Topics

1/2 to 1 Course Credit

PHY 460Electromagnetic Theory

1 Course Credit

PHY 481Classical Mechanics

1 Course Credit

PHY 482Quantum Physics

1 Course Credit

PHY 485Intro to Solid State Physics

1 Course Credit

PHY 486/PHY 286Special Topics

1/2 to 1 Course Credit