The primary goal for our introductory physics courses is to develop students' problem solving skills and foster critical reasoning in the sciences. Using the basic principles of physics and applying them to the physical and life sciences (e.g. chemistry and biology), students are challenged to expand their problem solving repertoire while studying the interactions and processes that occur in the physical world.
A physics minor is currently available. This is an excellent option for students in another science major or applied program who are interested in the physics discipline as a foundation for any scientific endeavor. This minor can benefit students in all STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) disciplines by allowing them to take courses and obtain a minor that will give them a distinct advantage over their peers in graduate school or the work force. Students from other majors with a strong interest and aptitude for science may also be interested.