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Physics


Minor - Program Requirements

Mark L. McKinnon, Ph.D., Program Coordinator

Jim & Helen Lee Fugitte Science Center, Room 323

(270) 384-8092                 mckinnonm@lindsey.edu

 

Mission Statement

To encourage students to develop the skills to critically analyze their observation of the physical world.

 

Graduation Requirements

Some courses taken for the minor will simultaneously fulfill general education requirements. Please see the Graduation Requirements (bachelor’s degrees) section of this catalog for information on the general education program.

 

Students should note that the minor contributes between 16 and 18 hours toward the required 39 hours of 3000-4000 level coursework.

 

Program Requirements: 36-45 hours

Along with the general education program and a major, students must complete the minor’s prerequisites and core requirements and select program electives as indicated.

 

A.        Prerequisites: 14-21 hours

  • College Algebra (MATH 1013)  or  a minimum ACT mathematics subscore of 26 or equivalent is a prerequisite for MATH 1124 – 3 hours
  • Precalculus (MATH 1124) is a prerequisite for MATH 2315 unless waiver requirements are met – 4 hours
  • Analytical Geometry & Calculus I (MATH 2315) is a prerequisite for MATH 2325 – 5 hours
  • Analytical Geometry & Calculus II (MATH 2325) is a prerequisite for MATH 3323 and for electives PHYS 3203 and PHYS 3404 – 5 hours
  • Calculus III (MATH 3314) is a prerequisite for PHYS 3703 and a prerequisite or corequisite for elective PHYS 3103 – 4 hours

 

B.        Core Requirements: 16 hours

  • College Physics I (PHYS 2114) – 4 hours
  • College Physics II (PHYS 2124) – 4 hours
  • Engineering Physics I (PHYS 2211) – 1 hour
  • Engineering Physics II (PHYS 2221) – 1 hour
  • Differential Equations (MATH 3323)  or  Engineering Mathematics (MATH 3333) – 3 hours
  • Modern Physics (PHYS 3703) – 3 hours

 

C.        Program Electives (select two from the following): 6-8 hours

  • Statics (PHYS 3103) – 3 hours
  • Dynamics (PHYS 3203) – 3 hours
  • Electrodynamics (PHYS 3404) – 4 hours
  • Thermodynamics (PHYS 3614) – 4 hours
  • Science, Technology & Society (SCI 4303)  or  Hard Decisions in STEM (SCI 4313) – 3 hours