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Minor in Physical Science

Stretch your understanding of Earth and beyond.

There’s something about the discovery process — contributing to the field of science and doing things that have never been done before — that is pretty exciting.

The physical science minor at William Woods University serves as a great supplement to other science coursework, and can be a great addition to preparation for veterinary school, medical school, graduate school and more.

Develop a very broad understanding of the physical sciences by taking courses in physics, chemistry, and even earth science.

Take a research course that allows you to develop and pursue an independent research project under the supervision of a mentor. Travel with your mentor to a professional conference and present your findings. Grow in confidence and understanding.

Requirements/Curriculum

The minor in physical science at William Woods University includes 11 required course credits and 7 required elective course credits.

Courses you may take

CHM 114 - General Chemistry I -N - 4.00

A study of the fundamental principles and theories of chemistry with emphasis on stoichiometry and atomic theory and bonding. Must be taken concurrently with CHM115. Prerequisite -MAT099 or Math ACT/SAT of 22/520 or higher

CHM 115 or CHM 116 - General Chemistry I Lab or General Chemistry I Lab transfer st - 0.00 or 1.00

Concurrent enrollment in CHM 114 required. Meets three hours per week. (Lab fee) or Includes laboratory exercises selected to reinforce and augment the chemistry lecture course that students earned credit for at a previous institution. Available only to students with posted transfer credit for CHM114 at time of enrollment. (lab fee)

CHM 115 or CHM 116 - General Chemistry I Lab or General Chemistry I Lab transfer st - 0.00 or 1.00

Concurrent enrollment in CHM 114 required. Meets three hours per week. (Lab fee) or Includes laboratory exercises selected to reinforce and augment the chemistry lecture course that students earned credit for at a previous institution. Available only to students with posted transfer credit for CHM114 at time of enrollment. (lab fee)

PHY 201 - Physics I -N - 4.00

An introductory physics course covering the topics of mechanics, thermodynamics, vibrations, and wave motion with an emphasis on critical thinking and problem solving. Computing software is used to provide interactive instruction and develop connections to the mathematical principals involved. Regular in-class demonstrations are performed and discussed in order to enhance conceptual understanding. Concurrent enrollment in PHY 202 required. (Lab Fee)

PHY 202 or PHY 203 - Physics I Lab or Physics I Lab for transfer students - 0.00 or 1.00

The laboratory component of Physics I which reinforces and expands on concepts taught in the lecture. While conducting experiments, students will make observations about physical systems and collect numerical data. Emphasis is placed on identifying patterns and relationships in physical parameters. Students develop hypotheses in order to make predictions and verify presumptions. Formal lab reports are used to summarize relevant findings. Corequisite: PHY 201 or Includes laboratory exercises selected to reinforce and augment the physics lecture course that students earned credit for at a previous institution. Available only to students with posted transfer credit for PHY201 at time of enrollment.

PHY 202 or PHY 203 - Physics I Lab or Physics I Lab for transfer students - 0.00 or 1.00

The laboratory component of Physics I which reinforces and expands on concepts taught in the lecture. While conducting experiments, students will make observations about physical systems and collect numerical data. Emphasis is placed on identifying patterns and relationships in physical parameters. Students develop hypotheses in order to make predictions and verify presumptions. Formal lab reports are used to summarize relevant findings. Corequisite: PHY 201 or Includes laboratory exercises selected to reinforce and augment the physics lecture course that students earned credit for at a previous institution. Available only to students with posted transfer credit for PHY201 at time of enrollment.

SCI 230 - Earth Science Lecture -N - 3.00

A study of the various physical aspects of the earth, including the atmosphere, the biosphere and the geomorphology. There are required field trips. (Special Fee)

Curriculum

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