Minor Requirements

Below you can find descriptions of the requirements for the Minors in Physics, Biophysics, and Astronomy and Astrophysics. More details on these programs and requirements, and the courses offered for these programs, can be found in the University Bulletin.


Minor in Physics

More than an introduction but less than a full course of study, the Minor in Physics will provide the student with a working familiarity of physical concepts and the critical analysis tools commonly used in the study of physics. This minor would complement virtually any course of study.

Requirements

University Physics I and II; Modern Physics; two approved upper-level physics electives


Minor in Astronomy and Astrophysics

More than an introduction but less than a full course of study, the Minor in Astronomy and Astrophysics will provide the student with a working familiarity of astronomical concepts, and prepare the student for work environments that require scientific, critical and creative thinking, and/or problem solving. This minor would complement virtually any course of study.

Requirements

General or University Physics I and II; Stars, Planets and Lives in the Universe, or Origins of the Cosmos; Introduction to Modern Astrophysics; one upper-level astrophysics elective


Minor in Biophysics

Students interested in biology or bioengineering would be well advised to become familiar with the way life processes can be understood through physics at both the macro- and microscopic levels. This minor program will provide that familiarity.

Requirements

University Physics I and II; Modern Physics; Biophysics I and II

Learn What's New in Physics

The Physics Department hosts a number of seminars to keep you informed about the latest developments in the world of physics. The Biophysics Journal Club meets Fridays at 10:00 am in room 209 of Samson Hall, unless otherwise noted. Nuclear seminars meet Tuesdays at 4:00 pm in room 101 of Corcoran Hall, unless otherwise noted.

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