Why Minor in Physics?
Learning the laws of physics gives you an appreciation for some incredibly cool everyday phenomena that you might otherwise take for granted. In addition, you also learn about phenomena that you don't see everyday, but address some very fundamental questions:
- What is the nature of time and distance?
- How did the universe begin, and what is its ultimate fate?
- What really is matter and energy?
- What are the limits of what we truly can know about the universe?
- Would the earth fall out of its orbit if everyone in Asia jumped at precisely the same time?
The skills that you learn studying physics are also very useful in the job market. Whether you go on to grad school (in physics, medicine, law, business, or any other field) or you enter the job market when you graduate, you will benefit from the problem-solving skills, laboratory techniques, writing and speaking skills, and appreciation of the physics of modern technology learned in a standard physics curriculum.
Eighteen hours in Physics with at least 15 hours from the core courses required for a BA degree.