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Department of Physics, Astronomy and Geosciences

Physics Minor

An important aspect of the overall contribution of physics is its impact on other disciplines. This program is designed to provide majors in any of the sciences, mathematics, business or humanities with a background in physics which will broaden their understanding and enhance their career opportunities. This program requires students to complete the following courses:


Required Courses (24 units)
PHYS 241, 242
PHYS 251, 252
General Physics I, II
Honors General Physics I, II
PHYS 243 General Physics III 4
PHYS 311 Modern Physics I 3
Upper-Division Physics Units 9


Students interested in the physics minor program should consult the physics minor adviser as soon as possible in order to design a program to meet their special needs.

To provide greater flexibility in selecting electives, students may organize their course of studies to supplement their major programs and/or reflect their special interests. The array of courses should have internal coherence and must be approved by their physics minor adviser. At least 8 upper-division units must be taken at Towson University. A grade equivalent of 2.00 or higher must be earned in each course.


Department of Physics, Astronomy & Geosciences
Smith Hall, Room 445 (map)
Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Phone: 410-704-3020
Fax: 410-704-3511






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