Minor in Physics

Department of Chemistry and Physics

Department of Chemistry and Physics Minor in Physics

Offering a physics minor, this program equips STEM students with the critical skills for success in their chosen disciplines.

The study of physics helps you seek and recognize the underlying physical principles in observation of the environment. At Barry, physics courses are designed to meet the needs of students concentrating in science, mathematics, pre-engineering, and the allied health areas. We also provide opportunities for liberal arts students to see the world around them with new understanding.

Why You'll Love Our Program

  • Direct faculty mentorship
  • Opportunities to conduct, co-author, and present research alongside accomplished faculty
  • Service-learning and community outreach
  • Social and professional networking events
  • High-tech, labs

The Physics minor (minimum of 20 credits) is designed for chemistry majors, mathematics and computer science majors, pre-engineering students, and others with the appropriate mathematics background. The physics minor includes two semesters of university physics (preferable) or college physics with labs and 12 credits of physics above 300 level (excluding PHY 300). Students may count CHE 356 and CHE 357 towards the physics minor. A minimum grade of C is required in all minor courses.

Courses

  • First semester of an algebra based college physics sequence. Topics include: mechanics, heat and wave phenomena. Prerequisites: Grade of C or better in MAT 110 or equivalent and PHY 095 or high school physics with a grade of B or better. Co-requisites: PHY 201L and SI 083. Must take lecture and SI with same section number (Fall, Spring)

  • Three hours laboratory to be taken concurrently with PHY 201 and SI 083 (Fall, spring) (Special Fee)

  • Second semester of an algebra based college physics sequence. Topics include: electricity and magnetism, optics, relativity, atomic and nuclear physics. Prerequisites: Grade of C or better in MAT 110 and grade of C or better in PHY 201 and PHY 201L. Co-requisites: PHY 202L and SI 084. Must take lecture and SI with same section number. (Spring, Summer)

  • Three hours laboratory to be taken concurrently with PHY 202 and SI 084. Prerequisites: Grade of C or better in MAT 110 and grade of C or better in PHY 201 and PHY 201L.(Spring, Summer)

  • First semester of a calculus-based physics sequence. Mechanics, heat, wave phenomena; for pre-engineering students and for students of science and mathematics desiring a calculus-based physics course. 3 hours lecture. Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in MAT 211 or equivalent and PHY 095 or high school physics with a grade of B or higher. Co-requisites: PHY 211L, SI-086. (Fall)

  • Three hours laboratory. Laboratory exercises in mechanics, heat, wave phenomena. To be taken concurrently with PHY 211. (Fall) (Special Fee)

  • Second semester of a calculus-based physics sequence. Electricity, magnetism, optics, modern physics; for pre-engineering students and for students of science and mathematics desiring a calculus-based physics course. 3 hours lecture. Prerequisites: Grade of C or better in MAT 211, PHY 211 & PHY 211L. Corequisites: PHY 212L and SI 087. Must take lecture and SI with same section number.

  • Three hours laboratory. Laboratory exercises in electricity, magnetism, optics, modern physics. To be taken concurrently with PHY 212. (Spring) (Special Fee).

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