Physics

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Davidson, NC 28035

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Davidson, NC 28035

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Physics Minors

The Physics Department offers minors in astrophysics and experimental physics and a full range of courses appropriate to each, as well as excellent opportunities to participate in faculty research efforts of the faculty. If you would like to tour our facilities, including our labs and classes, please contact Prof. Wolfgang Christian.

Both minors include the math requirement for physics. Additionally, a student may do a major in physics or a minor in physics, but not both.

Experimental Physics Minor

The conducting of research into physical phenomena, developing theories on the basis of observation and experiments, and devising methods to apply physical laws and theories. A minor in experimental physics consists of six courses:

  • Math requirement (Either Physics 201 or both Mathematics 150 and 160)
  • PHY 106 or 116
  • PHY 220 or 230
  • PHY 310, 320, 335
  • One additional PHY course numbered 200 or above

Astrophysics Minor 

A branch of astronomy that analyzes the properties and interactions of cosmological objects. A minor in astrophysics consists of the following course requirements.

  • Math requirement (Either Physics 201 or both Mathematics 150 and 160)
  • PHY 106
  • PHY 220 or 230
  • PHY 320, 330, and 410
  • PHY 200 is recommended