2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog 
    Jun 21, 2024  
2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Physics Minor

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Program Coordinator/Contact
Joel Rauber, Department Head
Department of Physics
Daktronics Engineering Hall 255
E-mail: joel.rauber@sdstate.edu
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Program Information
Students desiring to add additional valuable physics background and experience to their major should consider the minor in Physics. Physics is the foundation of almost all of the science and engineering disciplines. The minor in physics provides the flexibility to accommodate a wide range of student majors and interests including engineering, physical science, mathematics, biological science, or health sciences. Graduates find careers in physics research, education, engineering, medicine, nuclear medicine, law, science journalism or alternatively many other choices.

Student Learning Outcomes
Graduates with a minor in Physics will:

  • Compare favorably in their basic theoretical, mathematical and technical knowledge with students completing similar programs nationally.
  • Have learned to apply basic mathematical and technical knowledge to solve problems in a variety of settings.
  • Have enhanced learning skills that will complement their major and prepare them to be lifelong learners.

Academic Requirements
Overall GPA of 2.0 in courses used to fulfill the Minor requirements and a grade of C or better in PHYS 111/211/113/213.

Course Delivery Format
Physics students learn through hands-on and face to face learning in lecture, laboratory, and field based experiences.

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