Our physics minor is specifically designed for those interested in teaching high school physics. At the same time, it is also a component of a liberal arts education. The courses within this minor, along with the completion of a chemistry major, will prepare you to take physics coursework on the upper-undergraduate level and graduate courses that lead to a master’s degree in the teaching of physical science. Since a physics/chemistry combination is the combination most common for teachers who teach physics in Iowa, this minor especially provides a good preparation if you choose this minor in conjunction with a chemistry major.
Mathematics is important in the study of physics as physical concepts are usually formulated mathematically. If you plan on majoring in mathematics with an intention to teach, you may be able to have your course work in physics count as a part of your program of study.
Total credits required: 20
* Elective courses at 200-level (and above).