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. Prerequisites: Passing score on Chemistry Placement Exam; or CHEM 092, CHEM 104, or CHEM 107 with at least a "B-".
Lecture/Lab Hours: Three hours lecture; three hours laboratory; one hour recitation, weekly. Notes: Approved for Core Curriculum Science credit.
Grade Mode: A, N.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.
Fees: $110.

Continuation of General Chemistry I. Subjects include chemical kinetics, equilibrium, thermodynamics, solubility, acidity, electrochemistry, coordination complexes and various special topics. Prerequisites: CHEM 105.
Lecture/Lab Hours: Three hours lecture; three hours laboratory; one hour recitation, weekly. Notes: A minimum grade of a "C-" is required to subsequently register in CHEM 301 or 320.
Grade Mode: A, N.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.
Fees: $110.

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.
Grade Mode: A, N.
Corequisites: PHSC 134.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.

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.
Grade Mode: A.
Corequisites: PHSC 132.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.
Fees: $90.

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.
Grade Mode: A, N.
Corequisites: PHSC 237.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.

The application of the laws and theories of electricity and magnetism through experiment. Lecture/Lab Hours: Three hours laboratory weekly.
Grade Mode: A, N.
Corequisites: PHSC 233.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.
Fees: $90.

Elective Courses

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