Physics deals with the basic nature and reality of the physical universe. An understanding of the basic operating principles of the universe gives us an appreciation of both the complexity and the beauty of creation. The study of physics helps philosophers shape their worldview, while it helps others prepare for professions in natural sciences, mathematics, computer science, engineering, medicine and education. A Physics minor provides an in-depth study of several major areas of physics, enabling students in different disciplines to understand and apply underlying principles. The problem-solving skills developed through the study of physics are as important as the conceptual understanding of the nature of physical quality.
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A minor in Physics requires satisfactory completion ("C" or better) of at least 24 credit hours taken from the courses listed below:
PHY-221, PHY-222, PHY-311, PHY-321, PHY-331, PHY-385
Choose one of the following electives:
CHE-440, CHE-450, PHY-230, PHY-341, PHY-351, PHY-361