2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
    Apr 22, 2024  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Physics Minor

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Program Coordinator/Contact

Douglas Raynie, Department Head
Department of Physics
Daktronics Engineering Hall 255

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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