Physics is the study of matter and energy, and their interactions in the areas of mechanics, heat, sound, optics, electricity, magnetism, radiation, and the atomic and sub-atomic world. Physics provides students with concepts and models for describing, understanding, and predicting many characteristics and phenomena of physical and biological systems. As such, it provides the foundation for many other sciences such as chemistry, astronomy, biology, geology, engineering, and medicine.
A minor in Physics is an appropriate choice for students pursuing majors in Environmental Science and Human Biology. It is also a good choice for students who plan to teach at the secondary level because there is a chronic shortage of qualified physics teachers.
Students seeking information on teacher certification should contact the Education Office.
|Calculus and Analytic Geometry I|
|Calculus and Analytic Geometry II|
|Principles of Physics I|
|Principles of Physics II|
Elective Courses (choose a minimum of 9 credits from the following):
|Thermodynamics and Kinetics|
|Structure of Matter|
|Thermodynamics and Kinetics Laboratory|
|Structure of Matter Laboratory|
|Electromagnetic Fields and Applications|
|Solar and Alternate Energy Systems|
|Fluid Power Systems|
|Motors and Drives|
|Electricity and Magnetism|
|Nuclear Physics and Radiochemistry|
|Advanced Physics Laboratory|