Description of the Program

The minor in Physics is designed for students desiring a general background in Physics.

Physics advising questions should be directed to Professor Fred Leibsle (leibslef@umkc.edu).

Student Learning Outcomes

Students graduating from this program will:

  • Have a functional knowledge of the basic areas of physics.
  • Be able to integrate their basic scientific knowledge with critical thinking skills to quantitatively solve physics problems.

Program Requirements

Students majoring in any other discipline in the University may elect to minor in Physics.

The Physics minor requires a minimum of 18 credit hours in Physics courses, with a minimum of 9 credit hours at the 300-400 level. Students must receive grades of C or better in each course. Advising questions regarding the Physics minor should be directed to Professor Fred Leibsle (leibslef@umkc.edu).

Select one of the following:8-10
General Physics I
and General Physics II
Physics For Scientists and Engineers I
and Physics For Scientists and Engineers II
Any combination of other physics courses with at least 9 credit hours at the 300-400 level and a total of 18 credit hours.9-10
Total Credits17-20

In order to ensure that the appropriate courses are taken, students are encouraged to consult with the undergraduate advisor for physics, Professor Fred Leibsle, (leibslef@umkc.edu).