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  Dec 16, 2017
 
 
    
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2017-18

Physics Minor


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Minor code OR3331

College of Arts and Sciences
Physics and Astronomy Department
Clippinger Labs 251
Athens, OH 45701
Phone: 740.593.1718
Fax: 740.593. 0433
physics@ohio.edu
www.ohio.edu/cas/physastro/

David Tees, contact person
 

Program Overview

The minor in physics is an option for nonphysics majors who wish to study physics as a special interest. The minor provides students with a substantial introduction to topics related to mechanics, thermodynamics, electromagnetism and quantum physics, and the methods by which each is studied. It is particularly well suited for students from mathematics, the natural sciences or engineering, as they will have the necessary mathematical background and will likely have completed the calculus-based general physics series, which will count towards the minor.
 

Admissions Information

Freshman/First-Year Admission

It is recommended that students entering the program have at least placement level II, or an ACT Math score of 24, or a SAT Math score of 560.

Change of Program Policy

It is recommended that students entering the program have at least placement level II, or an ACT Math score of 24, or a SAT Math score of 560.

External Transfer Admission

It is recommended that students entering the program have at least placement level II, or an ACT Math score of 24, or a SAT Math score of 560.
 

Opportunities Upon Graduation

Students completing the physics minor possess high-level problem-solving skills that can enhance their opportunities for employment in research institutions, government, industry, or teaching.
 

Requirements

Minor Hours Requirement


The physics minor requires a minimum of 20 hours.

General Physics I


Complete one of the following courses:

General Physics II


Complete one of the following courses:

Advanced Coursework Requirement


Complete at least 6 hours of the 3000/4000-level courses at Ohio University with a grade of C (2.0) or better.

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