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Undergraduate Degree Programs

Physics Minor

Eberly College of Science (PHYS)

Contact: Eberly College of Science, Richard Robinett, rq9@psu.edu
Contact: Behrend College, Bruce Wittmershaus, bpw2@psu.edu
Contact: Penn State Berks, Leonard Gamberg, lpg10@psu.edu

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 (PHYS 237, which includes introductions to relativity and quantum theory, as well as applications), students take two 400-level PHYS courses for a total of 6-8 credits.The Physics minor is useful for students in many STEM 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: 29-31 credits

PRESCRIBED COURSES (23 credits)
MATH 140 GQ(4), MATH 141 GQ(4), 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 (6-8 credits)
Select two 400-level PHYS courses, except PHYS 444(2), 445(1), 446(1), 457(1-3 ), 457W(3), 494(1), 494H(1), 495(1), 496(1) , 496H(1) or 499(1) (Sem: 5-8)

Last Revised by the Department: Spring Semester 2016

Blue Sheet Item #: 44-04-081

Review Date: 1/12/16

UCA Revision #1: 8/31/06

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