Physics Minor

The physics minor requires 20 hours of physics including one of the introductory sequences (1013-1014, 1003-1004, or 1001-1002).

Astronomy Minor

The Astronomy minor is intended for students who are interested in learning about modern astronomy and astrophysics.

For non-physics majors the minor requires

For physics majors the minor requires:

The Astronomy minor for a physics major requires a total of 12 credit hours beyond the physics major requirements.

Biophysics Minor

Students who complete the Biophysics minor achieve a grasp of physics as it relates to solving biological problems and to a general understanding of the nature of biological problems and of proteins and cell membranes in particular, and of several techniques based on physics principles that are used in biological investigations.

Requirements for the Biophysics minor:


Physics Department Mission Statement

The Physics Department is committed to excellence in undergraduate physics education and embraces the Ignation ideal of cura personalis, or "care for the whole person." The Department is a community of faculty, staff and students: Faculty advance the frontiers of physics in both research and education, staff contribute their expertise in facilitating all endeavors of the department, and students participate in learning and scholarship with the guidance of the faculty.