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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

262 Science Building
1300 Elmwood Ave
Buffalo, NY 14222
Phone: (716) 878-6726
Fax: (716) 878-4421

Program Requirements

Total Required Credit Hours 18-21 cr
Required Courses (16 cr)
PHY 111 University Physics I (5 cr)
PHY 112 University Physics II (5 cr)
PHY 213 University Physics III
PHY 305 Modern Physics I

Electives (4-7 cr)
PHY 306 Modern Physics II
PHY 308 Optics
PHY 310 Computational Physics Laboratory (2 cr)
PHY 315 Heat and Thermodynamics
PHY 320 Introduction to Theoretical Physics (4 cr)
PHY 324 Electric Circuit Analysis
PHY 410 Advanced Physics Laboratory
PHY 425 Classical Mechanics (4 cr)
PHY 440 Electricity and Magnetism I

MAT 161 Calculus I (4 cr)
MAT 163 Using Technology to Explore Calculus I (1 cr)
MAT 162 Calculus II
MAT 164 Using Technology to Explore Calculus II (1 cr)
MAT 263 Calculus III
MAT 234 Using Technology to Explore Calculus III (1 cr)

All courses are 3 credits unless otherwise indicated.

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