A student whose major is in another department may receive a minor in physics with the completion of the following courses with grades of C- or better: Physics 2750, 2760: University Physics I and II (10 credit hours), Physics 3150, Introduction to Modern Physics (3 credit hours), plus two additional physics courses at the 4000 level or above. It should be noted that in order to complete these requirements, the student must complete mathematics through Differential Equations.
A student whose major is in another department may receive a minor in astronomy with the completion of the following courses with grades of C- or better: Physics 2750, 2760: University Physics I and II (10 credit hours), Physics 3010: Introduction to Modern Astrophysics (3 credit hours), plus two additional astronomy courses at the 4000 level or above. A student must have a total of 19 credit hours to receive a minor in physics or astronomy. At least nine of the 19 credit hours must be completed on-campus. A course in which a grade of D+ or below was received will not count towards the minor.
Certificate in Computational Physics (catalog description)
Computation is an integral part of modern science and the certificate in computational physics is designed to educate students in computer simulation of physical systems. Computational physics prepares students to build computational models, design algorithms for numerical solutions, analyze the calculated data and perform computer experiments, (that are otherwise unfeasible), by using high-performance computers. A certificate in computational physics proves that students are skilled in modeling physical system and delivering solutions through computer programming. The certificate can be pursued by all physics, engineering and generalscience majors. Students may earn an undergraduate certificate in computational physics by completing 12 credit hours of course work from the list of courses offered by the Department of Physics and Astronomy (see below).
PHYSCS 4500 Computational Biological Physics
PHYSCS 4680 Introduction to Density-Functional Theory
PHYSCS 4720 Nonlinear Dynamics
PHYSCS 4850 Computational Methods in Physics
Minimum prerequisites for these courses are PHYSCS 2760 University Physics II or PHYSCS 3150 Introduction to Modern Physics.