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Physics Minor

Additonal Links & Information: Major . CWU Catalog Description

The physics minor is an excellent complement to a variety of other science majors. It is also ideal for students who want to reinforce a liberal arts major with a technical background.

Special Requirements:
Students taking this minor to obtain a teaching endorsement can receive a teaching endorsement in physics only if the following requirements are met:
  • The student is working on an endorsement in biology, chemistry, or earth science.
  • The student passes the WEST-E exam for physics.
  • The student successfully completes SCED 324 and PHYS 492. SCED 324 requires admission to the Teacher Education Program.

Course of Study Required Courses


  • PHYS 317 - Modern Physics I Credits: (4)
  • PHYS 318 - Modern Physics II Credits: (4)
  • PHYS 333 - Experimental Physics I Credits: (3)

General Physics - Credits: 15


Calculus - Credits: 10


Select one of the following - Credits: 3 to 6


  • PHYS 381 - Physical Chemistry (Thermodynamics) Credits: (5)
  • OR
  • EET 312 - Basic Electronics Credits: (5)
  • OR
  • PHYS 331 - Laboratory Practices and Techniques Credits: (3)
  • OR
  • PHYS 342 - Thermodynamics Credits: (4)
  • OR
  • PHYS 363 - Optics Credits: (4)
  • OR
  • PHYS 492 - Laboratory Experience in Teaching Physics Credits: (2)
  • AND
  • SCED 324 - Science Education in Secondary Schools Credits: (4)

Total Credits: 39 to 42


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