This minor is available to help prepare for careers in the field of Physics.
|Minor Requirements (20 credits)|
|INPHYS-241||University Physics I||4|
|PHYS-242||University Physics II||4|
|PHYS-275||University Physics III||4|
|Select two of the following:||8|
|Electricity and Magnetism|
Upon completion of the Physics minor, student will:
- Have knowledge of and an ability to apply calculus, linear algebra, and statistical methods to the solution of chemical and physics related problems.
- Have an understanding of the applications and principles of calculus-based physics to the analysis of systems.
- Have the ability to characterize systems, including the ability to systematically acquire, analyze, and interpret data.
- Have the ability to recognize, formulate, and model processes with the primary intent of recommending and implementing process improvement.
- Be able to effectively serve on interdisciplinary teams and, in many cases, be capable of leading / facilitating these teams.
- Understand that physics is a professions imposing significant social and ethical responsibilities with global implications that must be effectively addressed.
- Have the ability to evaluate, select and use the modern computer and information technology tools and techniques required for professional practice in the physics.
- Understand the major concepts and assumptions of physics as it relates the physical and life sciences to technology and society.
- Understand the principles of physics, procedures of inquiry, and scientific dispositions, and learning experiences that make these aspects of the subject matter meaningful.
- Understand the importance of developing critical thinking, problem solving and performance skills as related to the profession.
- Understand the role of communication and the use of knowledge of effective verbal and nonverbal techniques to foster active inquiry, collaboration, and supportive interaction in the field.
- Understand the meaning of life-long learning, and foster relationships with colleagues and agencies in the larger community to develop professionally.