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Ohio University Majors

Physics Minor


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.

Academic Catalog

The academic catalog provides additional information about curriculum and courses for this major.
Academic catalog

Program Details

Degree: Bachelor of Science
Code: OR3331

Contact

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/

Administrative Contact

David Tees, contact person
tees@ohio.edu

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