Minor in Physics

About

In the physics minor, you’ll get a strong foundation in general physics. You’ll also get hands-on experience in labs that focus on mechanics, heat and optics, and electronics. In addition, you’ll have the opportunity to choose from a variety of physics electives. The physics minor is a great asset to many majors, including engineering, biology and chemistry.

For assistance, please contact one of the following program advisors:

Andres Aragoneses, PhD: aaragoneses@ewu.edu
Brian Houser, PhD: bhouser@ewu.edu
David Syphers, PhD: dsyphers@ewu.edu

Course Requirements

Curriculum & Requirements

Physics Minor

Grades: most upper division courses require either a minimum grade ≥C in each prerequisite or permission of the instructor in order to register.

Required Courses
PHYS 151GENERAL PHYSICS I4
PHYS 152GENERAL PHYSICS II4
PHYS 153GENERAL PHYSICS III4
PHYS 221GENERAL PHYSICS IV4
PHYS 361CLASSICAL MECHANICS I4
or PHYS 371 QUANTUM PHYSICS I: INTRODUCTION
or PHYS 401 ELECTROMAGNETISM I
or PHYS 411 CLASSICAL THERMODYNAMICS
Required Laboratory Courses
PHYS 161MECHANICS LABORATORY1
PHYS 162HEAT AND OPTICS LABORATORY1
PHYS 163ELECTRONICS LABORATORY I1
PHYS 263ELECTRONICS LABORATORY II 1
Electives–any 300- or 400-level PHYS course except PHYS 390 or PHYS 4973-4
Total Credits27-28

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