Minor in Physics

The physics minor prepares students to teach physics or work in industrial or government engineering or research.

24 units

The physics minor is ideal for students majoring in mathematics, engineering, computer science, chemistry, or biology.


Core Courses
PHYC 161Physics for Science and Engineering I 1, F5
PHYC 162Physics for Science and Engineering II S5
PHYC 263Physics for Science and Engineering III F5
MATH 268Multivariable Calculus3
Select 6 units from the following:6
Electricity and Magnetism ES
Waves and Optics EF
Classical Mechanics OF
Thermodynamics ES
Computational Methods for Physics EF
Quantum Mechanics OS
Total Units24

Meets the General Education Natural Sciences requirement.

F Offered in Fall only
S Offered in Spring only
F/S Offered in both Fall and Spring terms
EF Offered in Fall in even years
ES Offered in Spring in even years
OF Offered in Fall in odd years
OS Offered in Spring in odd years

Program Learning Outcomes

Students who successfully complete this program shall be able to:
  1. Use mathematical methods of solve quantitative physics probems
  2. Use qualitative reasoning to explain physics phenomena
  3. Draw conclusions from experimental data with measurement uncertainty
  4. Use laboratory apparatus to conduct experiments and collect data
  5. Analyze features of physical models (e.g. by approximation methods, computational methods, etc.)
  6. Reconcile scientific and biblical worldviews