Begin Date: Summer Session 2003
End Date: Spring Semester 2006
University Park, Eberly College of Science (PHYS)
PROFESSOR JAYANTH R. BANAVAR, Head of the Department
The Department of Physics offers a minor for students who wish to expand upon their study in this fundamental discipline, beyond the introductory courses (PHYS 211, PHYS 212, PHYS 213, PHYS 214). In addition to an additional course in modern physics (which includes introductions to relativity and quantum theory, as well as applications), students are required to take the 'core' of the junior-senior level Physics curriculum, with classes in advanced classical mechanics, electricity and magnetism, and quantum mechanics. Students also select from one of three possible laboratory courses (optics, electronics, or general physics lab methods) to complete the requirement for the minor. The Physics minor is useful for students in many science (especially astronomy/astrophysics and chemistry) and engineering disciplines who wish to extend their studies in this fundamental field, as a background for graduate study or work in a variety of technical fields.
A grade of C or better is required for all courses in the minor.
Scheduling Recommendation by Semester Standing given like (Sem: 1-2)
REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MINOR: 25 credits
PRESCRIBED COURSES (25 credits)
PHYS 211 GN(4), PHYS 212 GN(4), PHYS 213 GN(2), PHYS 214 GN(2), PHYS 237(3) (Sem: 1-4)
PHYS 400(3), PHYS 410(4), PHYS 419(3) (Sem: 5-8)
Last Revised by the Department: Summer Session 2003
Blue Sheet Item #: 31-06-137
Review Date: 03/11/03