Physics, Minor - Liberal Arts

Liberal Arts (Code 230-401)

Twenty-four semester credits of Physics including:
PHYS 231University Physics I5
PHYS 232University Physics II5
PHYS 332University Physics III3
11 or more credits from any Physics courses 111
MATH 215Calculus II (Not counted toward credits in minor)

Except PHYS 100, PHYS 211, and PHYS 212

It is recommended that students minoring in physics consult the chair of the Department of Physics and Astronomy while planning a program.

Program Learning Outcomes

Students completing this program will be expected to meet the following learning outcomes:

  • Qualitatively describe natural phenomena and man-made devices in terms of the basic laws of physics in areas of classical mechanics, thermodynamics, electromagnetism, optics, electronic circuits, quantum physics, and special relativity.
  • Convert a physical situation described in English into a mathematical model.
  • Apply the mathematical tools commonly used in physics to obtain analytical and numerical solutions to problems modeling physical situations.
  • Design experiments and demonstrate the ability to use measurement technology, computational tools, and statistical techniques to collect and analyze data.