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C of I faculty are dedicated to helping students develop critical thinking skills for our changing and technologically driven world.

This program will challenge you to:

  • Gain an understanding of the nature of matter and energy.
  • Strengthen creative thinking, detailed analysis, and organized problem-solving skills.
  • Learn how physical sciences interconnect with other fields of study.
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Physical Sciences Minor

Peaks this program fulfills

  • Natural Sciences & Mathematics

Courses and Requirements

View this degree in the course catalog

15 - 17 credits

Minor Requirements

Course ID Course Name Number of Credits
MAT-150 Applied Calculus: a Modeling Approach 4 credits


MAT-150 or higher level math course (excluding MAT-221/MAT-222 Mathematics for Elementary Teachers I and II)


Complete 2 courses from the following:

Course ID Course Name Number of Credits
CHE-141 General Chemistry I 4 credits
CHE-142 General Chemistry II 4 credits
PHY-231 General Physics I 3 credits
PHY-231L General Physics I Lab 1 credits
PHY-271 Analytical Physics I 4 credits
PHY-271L Analytical Physics I Lab 1 credits
PHY-232 General Physics II 3 credits
PHY-232L General Physics II Lab 1 credits
PHY-272 Analytical Physics II 4 credits
PHY-272L Analytical Physics II Lab 1 credits


And complete at least 3 additional credits in PHY, CHE, or GEO

Mathematics-Physics Majors may not minor in Physics or Physical Science.

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