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Minor in Physics

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.
Physics minors will take a minimum of 18 credits in physics and math from the courses listed below.

Requirements for a Minor in Physics

PHYS 201 Physics I with Calculus and Lab  
PHYS 202 Physics II with Calculus and Lab  
and      
Select 10 credits from the following courses:
PHYS 240 Introductory Astronomy & Lab  
PHYS 320 Modern Physics  
PHYS 330 Physical Oceanography with Lab  
PHYS 350 Computational Physics  
PHYS 420 Quantum Mechanics  
PHYS 430 Special Topics in Physics  
MATH 370 Advanced Calculus for the Physical Sciences