Physics, Minor

Program Code: PHYS_UMNR

Program Requirements

Requirement Credits
Requirements for the Minor 29-31

Requirements for the Minor

A grade of C or better is required for all courses in the minor, as specified by Senate Policy 59-10.

Prescribed Courses
Prescribed Courses: Require a grade of C or better
MATH 140Calculus With Analytic Geometry I Keystone/General Education Course4
MATH 141Calculus with Analytic Geometry II Keystone/General Education Course4
PHYS 211General Physics: Mechanics Keystone/General Education Course4
PHYS 212General Physics: Electricity and Magnetism Keystone/General Education Course4
PHYS 213General Physics: Fluids and Thermal Physics Keystone/General Education Course2
PHYS 214General Physics: Wave Motion and Quantum Physics Keystone/General Education Course2
PHYS 237Introduction to Modern Physics3
Supporting Courses and Related Areas
Supporting Courses and Related Areas: Require a grade of C or better
Select two 400-level PHYS courses 16-8

Academic Advising

The objectives of the university’s academic advising program are to help advisees identify and achieve their academic goals, to promote their intellectual discovery, and to encourage students to take advantage of both in-and out-of class educational opportunities in order that they become self-directed learners and decision makers.

Both advisers and advisees share responsibility for making the advising relationship succeed. By encouraging their advisees to become engaged in their education, to meet their educational goals, and to develop the habit of learning, advisers assume a significant educational role. The advisee’s unit of enrollment will provide each advisee with a primary academic adviser, the information needed to plan the chosen program of study, and referrals to other specialized resources.

READ SENATE POLICY 32-00: ADVISING POLICY

University Park

Richard Robinett
Professor of Physics and Associate Department Head
104 Davey Lab - Box#183
University Park, PA 16802
814-863-0965
rq9@psu.edu

Erie

Bruce Wittemershaus, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Physics
117 Witkowski
Erie, PA 16563
814-898-6476
bpw2@psu.edu

Contact

University Park

DEPARTMENT OF PHYSICS
104 Davey Lab
University Park, PA 16802
814-865-7533
rq9@psu.edu

http://www.phys.psu.edu/undergraduate

Erie

SCHOOL OF SCIENCE
1 Prischak
4205 College Drive
Erie, PA 16563
814-898-6105
behrend-science@psu.edu

http://behrend.psu.edu/school-of-science