Program at a Glance

  • Program Credits

    22 credits
    • Major/Concentration: 22
  • Accreditation

    WSCUC

A physical science minor is offered with the completion of 22 credits.


Courses

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.

Core Courses

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.

Continuation of General Chemistry I. Subjects include chemical kinetics, equilibrium, thermodynamics, solubility, acidity, electrochemistry, coordination complexes and various special topics.

Basic principles of physics emphasizing Newtonian mechanics; conservation of energy and momentum; oscillations, fluids and thermodynamics.

The application of the laws and theories of mechanics and thermodynamics through experiment.

Introduction to electrostatics, conductors and currents, magnetic fields, and Maxwell's equations.

The application of the laws and theories of electricity and magnetism through experiment.

Elective Courses

Students select 6 credits of upper-division Physical Science or Chemistry electives, these credits may not count towards another major or minor.