A physics minor can set your future in motion.

A physics minor is an excellent complement to any major you choose at Wingate University. What you learn in a physics classroom and lab helps you understand the world around you.

We’re fascinated by space. Studying the structure of the stars and galaxies and modern cosmology in Astrophysics provides a thrill of learning. There’s more to the Milky Way than meets the eye.

Wondering why you’d want to learn about linear motion, nuclear physics and thermodynamics? Studying these adds another dimension to your perspective and sharpens your analytical thinking.

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Problem solving is a trait that your future employer will value. You’ll find problem solving helpful in college courses too. When you minor in physics, you work on improving these skills in Calculus Applications in Physics.

You’ll also study the major modern discoveries in physics when you decide to minor in physics. Why bother? Understanding how physicists devised quantum theory, relativity and nuclear and particle physics can help you improve your own reasoning skills.

Looking over the shoulders of these giants helps you to observe and explain what you know more effectively. You’ll find this helpful in college, your career and all areas of your life.

Be Enlightened

Completion of a physics minor requires 19 hours of the following:

  • Physics 101 General Physics I (4 credit hours)
  • Physics 102 General Physics II (4 credit hours)
  • Physics 205 Calculus Applications in Physics (5 credit hours)
  • Physics 311 Modern Physics (3 credit hours)
  • Physics 320 Astrophysics (3 credit hours)

Contact Us

Ready to declare a minor in physics? Stop by to see us in Smith Science Center or email Dr. Christopher Dahm.