A physical science minor is offered with the completion of 22 credits.
Note: This list is intended to give you a quick glimpse into the program’s academic offerings, and should not be used as a guide for course selection or academic advising. For official program requirements, see the course catalog.
|CHEM 105||General Chemistry I|
Principles and theories of the structure and properties of matter including stoichiometry, atomic theory, the periodic table, chemical bonding, molecular structure, nomenclature, chemical reactions, states of matter, gas laws and solutions. Prerequisites: Passing score on Chemistry Placement Exam; or CHEM 092, CHEM 104, or CHEM 107 with at least a "B-".
|CHEM 106||General Chemistry II|
Continuation of General Chemistry I. Subjects include chemical kinetics, equilibrium, thermodynamics, solubility, acidity, electrochemistry, coordination complexes and various special topics. Prerequisites: CHEM 105.
|PHSC 132||General Physics I: Mechanics and Heat|
Basic principles of physics emphasizing Newtonian mechanics; conservation of energy and momentum; oscillations, fluids and thermodynamics. Prerequisites: MATH 105 (concurrent registration permitted). Passing score on the Physics Placement Exam or PHSC 092 with a grade of "B" or better. Lecture/Lab Hours: Three hours lecture, one hour recitation, weekly. Notes: Primarily for Physical Science and Engineering Physics majors. Approved for Core Curriculum Science credit.
|PHSC 134||General Physics I Laboratory|
The application of the laws and theories of mechanics and thermodynamics through experiment. Lecture/Lab Hours: Three hours of laboratory weekly. Notes: Approved for Core Curriculum Science credit.
|PHSC 233||General Physics II: Electricity and Magnetism|
Introduction to electrostatics, conductors and currents, magnetic fields, and Maxwell's equations. Prerequisites: PHSC 132, PHSC 134. Lecture/Lab Hours: Three hours lecture, one hour recitation, weekly. Notes: Primarily for Physical Science and Engineering Physics majors.
|PHSC 237||General Physics II Laboratory|
The application of the laws and theories of electricity and magnetism through experiment. Lecture/Lab Hours: Three hours laboratory weekly.
Students select 6 credits of upper-division Physical Science or Chemistry electives, these credits may not count towards another major or minor.