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Physics Minor

The physics minor is intended to provide students with a basic background in physics and related mathematical methods. A knowledge of physics is useful for students in fields that range from biology and medicine to computer science, as well as being essential for education majors who intend to teach physical sciences in high school. All students in the minor must take a core of required courses in mechanics, electromagnetism, and modern physics. The remainder of the minor then consists of a set of additional physics and mathematics courses chosen by the student, so that the minor can be tailored to the needs and interests of the individual student. This minor can be combined with any major and minor.

Physics Minor Requirements (18 credits)

Core Courses (12 credits)

  • PHYS 3500 Introduction to Mechanics (3 credits)
  • PHYS 3610 Electromagnetic Theory I (3 credits)
  • PHYS 3700 Modern Physics I (3 credits)
  • PHYS 3750 Modern Physics II (3 credits)

Minor Electives (6 credits)
Students must select 6 credits in any physics (PHYS) or mathematics (MATH) courses at the 3000/4000 level.


The academic program and curriculum requirements listed on this page are from the 2014-2015 edition of the NSU Undergraduate Student Catalog. Students are bound by policies and curricula published in the catalog in effect the semester they enter the university, unless an agreement is made with appropriate NSU administration officials allowing them to abide by policies published in a later catalog.

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