The fundamental nature of physics makes an understanding of its principles, techniques and limitations important in the acquisition and extension of knowledge in all the sciences. In addition, it has historical connections to metaphysics and natural philosophy, which makes it an integral part of a balanced liberal arts curriculum. This minor satisfies the state requirements for the secondary education second-teaching field in physics. Physics minors should recognize and gracefully accept that an ability to acquire and use mathematical tools is an assumed part of their minors.
Completing this minor and one additional credit in physics satisfies the state requirements for the secondary education second-teaching field in physics.
Students are expected to complete:
Minor Requirements (19 credits):
Student Learning Outcomes
- Students will gain skills and concepts necessary to understand modern physics and physics laboratory methods.
- Students will develop an understanding of modern physics theories
- Students will develop problem solving and analysis skills appropriate for the field.
- Students will communicate physical ideas both orally and in writing.