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Physics

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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:

  • Physiotherapy
  • Medicine
  • Nursing
  • Engineering
  • Research
  • Technology
  • Mathematics

Make Discoveries
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.

Students in the classroom

Physics Minor

Minor Requirements
Select all of section A or B:13
Section A:
College Physics I
College Physics II
Applied Calculus
Calculus with Analytic Geometry I
Section B:
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
Independent Research/Project
Physical Chemistry: Thermodynamics and Kinetics
Differential Equations
Total Credit Hours20

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.

Graduation Requirements

  1. Have a valid and declared major on file (minors cannot be awarded in the same areas as the major, emphasis or concentration).
  2. Earn a minimum of 3 credit hours beyond the major, emphasis, concentration and general studies requirements.
  3. Earn a grade of C or higher in all minor coursework.
  4. Earn a minor GPA of at least 2.0.
Are you ready to declare this minor? Download, sign and submit the form to the Computer Science, Mathematics and Physics Department.