Jul 13, 2024  
2022-2023 Academic Bulletin 
2022-2023 Academic Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Physics Minor

The Physics minor seeks to develop students who can add value to problem solving in any field by using the approaches, techniques, skills, and equipment unique to the physics discipline. Students with broad interests and skills who show an aptitude in STEM will find this minor helpful in seeking jobs in engineering, computing, mathematics, chemistry, and other careers serving the industrial, research, academic, or public service sectors. This minor, which also serves students who are interested in become physics teachers in secondary schools, meets minimum requirements necessary for State of Michigan Teacher Certification and is recognized by the National Science Teacher Association. The Physics minor prepares students for entry into masters and doctoral programs in engineering, computing, mathematics, chemistry, as well as business, architecture, or any of the liberal arts, business, architecture, and other professional programs, including the Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT).

Minor - 20

Requirements for Secondary Certification

Program is certified by the State of Michigan Department of Education and is recognized by the National Science Teachers Association. For more information regarding Secondary Certification with a minor, see the department of Teaching, Learning & Curriculum . Students in a teacher certification program are required to take the following courses:


Student Learning Outcomes

Graduates of this program will possess:

  • Demonstrated creativity and higher-order reasoning.
  • Evidence of advanced problem-solving skills using technical and analytical tools and modeling.
  • Writing and communication skills.
  • Interpersonal and team skills.
  • Facility in experimental and theoretical physics methods, results, and applications.
  • Knowledge in classical and modern physics including statistical and quantum mechanics, and electromagnetism.