Academic Bulletin 2023-2024 
    May 30, 2024  
Academic Bulletin 2023-2024

Physics Minor

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Faculty: Lombardi, Petasis, Poynor, Willey

The Physics minor is a program in the Mathematics and Natural Sciences Area of Study.

Physics Minor Learning Outcomes

Students who successfully complete a minor in Physics are expected to

  • Demonstrate strong analytical and problem-solving skills,
  • Have a broad understanding of the fundamentals of physics, the connections between some of the different areas of physics and the limitations of each,
  • Understand the societal impacts of science and technology,
  • Appreciate physics as a valuable human endeavor.

The Physics Minor

The Physics minor consists of 20 credits, at least eight of which must be taken at Allegheny. At graduation, Physics minors must have a GPA of at least 2.0 in the minor. The calculation is based on the grades of all courses presented for the minor. Only the most recent grade is considered for courses that have been repeated. Only the first Physics course taken at Allegheny (usually PHYS 101  or PHYS 110 ) may be taken on a Credit/No Credit basis. A maximum of 12 transfer credits may be counted toward the minor; exceptions must be approved by the department chair. 

Electives (Eight Credits):

At least four credits must be at the 300 or 400 level.

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