Physics

Study the fundamental science of Physics at RWU, where you’ll learn math, computational and theoretical skills you can apply to any liberal arts or professional degree. Our Physics program offers classes in topics like advanced calculus, astronomy and quantum mechanics, which can help you prepare for taking standardized tests necessary for admission into graduate study in medicine, law, engineering and more.

The Physics Minor

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Physics is the fundamental science, providing a theoretical and mathematical foundation for all other fields of science. The modeling skills students learn by studying physics make it a useful and employable liberal arts field with a wide range of applications to biology, chemistry, medicine and health professions, mathematics, computer science, engineering, business, and law. Physics students are among the highest scorers on the MCAT and the LSAT. A physics minor with a range of available courses will allow a student to choose upper level physics classes with an emphasis on their own interests and future plans, enhancing any liberal arts or professional program with a solid mathematical, computational, and theoretical background in the field.
Physics minors will take a minimum of 18 credits in physics and math from the courses listed below.

Requirements for a Minor in Physics

PHYS201Physics I with Calculus and Lab 
PHYS202Physics II with Calculus and Lab 
and   
Select 10 credits from the following courses:
PHYS240Introductory Astronomy & Lab 
PHYS320Modern Physics 
PHYS330Physical Oceanography with Lab 
PHYS350Computational Physics 
PHYS420Quantum Mechanics 
PHYS430Special Topics in Physics 
MATH370Advanced Calculus for the Physical Sciences