Why study Physics?
Physics is a fascinating field, covering a broad range of study areas, such as motion, sound, electricity, magnetism, muscle movement, blood flow, neurosystems, DNA/RNA kinetics, medical imaging, nature, space and more. Because of its broad application, it’s a natural added minor for students who major in biology, chemistry, computer science and mathematics.
Students pursuing careers in science and technology need to be competent in physics. Many post-graduate tests require extensive physics knowledge. Careers requiring a physics background include:
Physics students have an opportunity to study applied physics, astronomy, physics education or theoretical physics, working alongside peers and professors in Missouri Western’s high-tech labs, using state-of-the-art equipment.
|Select all of section A or B:||13|
|College Physics I|
|College Physics II|
or MAT 167
|Calculus with Analytic Geometry I|
|University Physics I|
|University Physics II|
|University Physics III|
|Select seven credit hours from the following:||7|
|Modern Physics Laboratory|
|History of Physics|
|Selected Topics in Physics|
|Physical Chemistry: Thermodynamics and Kinetics|
|Total Credit Hours||20|
Note: Students seeking a minor in Physics for Secondary Teacher Certification must also complete PHY 465 Physics Teaching: Methods and Materials, the General Studies requirements for Secondary Education, and the Professional Sequence for Secondary Education.
- Have a valid and declared major on file (minors cannot be awarded in the same areas as the major, emphasis or concentration).
- Earn a minimum of 3 credit hours beyond the major, emphasis, concentration and general studies requirements.
- Earn a grade of C or higher in all minor coursework.
- Earn a minor GPA of at least 2.0.