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Physics (Minor)

About the Program

Physics helps students understand the world; it is the most basic and fundamental science. In addition, physics provides the basis of many other sciences, including chemistry, oceanography, seismology, and astronomy (and it can be applied to biology or medical science). The physics minor provides an excellent way for mathematics-minded students to enhance their undergraduate experience.

About the Physics Department

162 Science and Math Complex
1300 Elmwood Ave
Buffalo, NY 14222
Phone: (716) 878-6726
Fax: (716) 878-4421
http://physics.buffalostate.edu/

Program Requirements

Required Courses (19 credit hours)
PHY 111 UNIVERSITY PHYSICS I 5
PHY 112 UNIVERSITY PHYSICS II 5
PHY 213 UNIVERSITY PHYSICS III 3
PHY 305 MODERN PHYSICS I 3
PHY 306 MODERN PHYSICS II 3

Electives (3 credit hours)
Select from the following: 3
PHY 308 OPTICS
PHY 310 COMPUTATIONAL PHYSICS LABORATORY
PHY 315 HEAT AND THERMODYNAMICS
PHY 320 INTRODUCTION TO THEORETICAL PHYSICS (4)
PHY 324 ELECTRIC CIRCUIT ANALYSIS
PHY 410 ADVANCED PHYSICS LABORATORY
PHY 425 CLASSICAL MECHANICS (4)
PHY 440 ELECTRICITY AND MAGNETISM I
PHY 441 ELECTRICITY AND MAGNETISM II
PHY 495 SPECIAL PROJECT (1-3)

Prerequisites
MAT 161 CALCULUS I (4)
MAT 162 CALCULUS II (4)
MAT 163 USING TECHNOLOGY TO EXPLORE CALCULUS I (1)
MAT 164 USING TECHNOLOGY TO EXPLORE CALCULUS II (1)
MAT 263 CALCULUS III (4)
MAT 264 USING TECHNOLOGY TO EXPLORE CALCULUS III (1)

Total Credit Hours 22

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