Physics Minor


Pre-minor requirements: MA 210 and MA 211, PHY 251 and PHY 252

Minor requirements: MA 311 (3 credits), MA 401 (3 credits) and 6 additional upper division credits in physics

Upper division Physics courses are offered according to sufficient demand (usually a section of 8 or more students). Individualized studies depend on faculty availability and may not be available in a given semester, and are not recommended for advanced Mathematics courses. Due to the advanced nature of the material, individualized studies will require the same contact hours from instructor and student as the regularly scheduled class. Students should declare the PHY minor and work with the PHY minor advisor in order for student cohorts to be assembled in a given year.

Upon completion of the Physics minor, students will be able to:

1. Apply quantitative reasoning and appropriate mathematics to describe phenomena in the natural world.
2. Interpret multiple scientific representations, including verbal descriptions, diagrams, graphs, formulas, and translate between them.
3. Apply physics principles to understand living systems, scientific instrumentation, and everyday experiences.