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Undergraduate Degree Programs

Penn State Erie, The Behrend College

Physics Minor

Penn State Erie, The Behrend College (PHYBD)

Physics is the fundamental science from which many fields of engineering and science developed. With the increasing pace of technological change, solid understanding of basic physics can make the student adaptable and competitive in a rapidly changing workforce. The minor in physics (PHYBD) can be valuable to students seeking careers in engineering, chemistry, medicine, teaching, or computing. Many science or engineering majors can earn a physics minor with as few as ten additional credits. The minor can be tailored to specific interests with courses such as optics, quantum mechanics, solid-state physics, or electronics.

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: 22 credits

PRESCRIBED COURSES (15 credits)
PHYS 211 GN(4), PHYS 212 GN(4), PHYS 213 GN(2), PHYS 214 GN(2), PHYS 237(3) (Sem: 1-4)

SUPPORTING COURSES AND RELATED AREAS (7 credits)
Select 7 credits from 400-level PHYS courses, excluding PHYS 494, PHYS 495, PHYS 496, and PHYS 497 courses (Sem: 5-8)

 

Lasted Revised by the Department: Fall Semester 2001

UCA Revision #1: 8/9/06

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