The Physics minor offers students the opportunity to obtain a thorough introduction to the theoretical and experimental methods extensively used by physical scientists and engineers. In addition to exploring the historical and philosophical development of physics from the Greeks to the modern era, the Physics minor emphasizes the development of practical quantitative problem-solving skills which are valuable for all students regardless of major.
Minor in Physics Requirements: 18 Credits*
|PHY 213||General Physics for the Physical Sciences I 1||3|
|PHY 205||General Physics Laboratory I 2||1|
|PHY 214||General Physics for the Physical Sciences II 3||3|
|PHY 206||General Physics Laboratory II 4||1|
|PHY 301||Modern Physics||3|
|Seven credits from the following:||7|
|Electricity and Magnetism|
|Directed Independent Readings 5|
|Directed Independent Study 5|
|Directed Independent Research 5|
|Thermodynamics And Statistical Mechanics|
|Gravitation and Cosmology|
PHY 221 Advanced General Physics I:Modeling the Physical World or PHY 201 General Physics for the Life Sciences may be substituted for PHY 213 General Physics for the Physical Sciences I
PHY 223 Project Physics Laboratory I may be substituted for the PHY 205 General Physics Laboratory I requirement.
PHY 222 Advanced General Physics II:Modeling the Physical World or PHY 202 General Physics for the Life Sciences II may be substituted for PHY 214 General Physics for the Physical Sciences II
PHY 224 Project Physics Laboratory II may be substituted for the PHY 206 General Physics Laboratory II requirement.
Only a total of two credits from PHY 493 Directed Independent Readings, PHY 495 Directed Independent Study and PHY 497 Directed Independent Research may be applied toward this minor.
Kingfisher concentration requirements are 9 credits total consisting of PHY 213 (or PHY 201 or PHY 221), PHY 214 (or PHY 202 or 222), and PHY 301.