Buena Vista University

Physics

Physicists study how the natural world behaves at basic levels: the motion of matter and the forces that govern it. Even though these properties may seem simple, they can be used to address many challenging, contemporary questions: How do we decrease our carbon footprint? Where are we going to get energy for the next 50 years? Why is gravity so weak? How can we stretch computers to the physical limits to increase their processing power?

To address questions like them through physics, you'll learn problem-solving skills to break challenges into smaller parts and build them back up into a whole. The skills and knowledge you’ll gain can help your understanding of some of the most fundamental principles of science and assist you in your studies of biology, chemistry, computer science, and other fields.

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Courses of study

Minor in Physics: 20 credit hours

PHYS 211 General Physics I: Calculus Based
PHYS 212 General Physics II: Calculus Based
PHYS 310 Mechanics
PHYS 361 Modern Physics

2 courses from:

PHYS 353 Thermodynamics
PHYS 370 Quantum Mechanics
PHYS 380 Theoretical Electricity and Magnetism

Minor in Physics with teaching Licensure (5-12): 24 credit hours

PHYS 211 General Physics I: Calculus Based
PHYS 212 General Physics II: Calculus Based
Physics electives at the 300 level
Plus requirements for secondary education and education core

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