Minor in Physics
A minor in Physics is an excellent choice to combine with many majors, including math and chemistry.
This minor would also prepare a secondary teacher to teach physics in high school. Since this minor requires three semesters of calculus, it is advantageous to take physics in conjunction with a math major or minor. Students with a physics minor have pursued a variety of career tracks, including engineering, physics and computer science.
The Evangel University Department of Science and Technology is dedicated to the spiritual, academic and social growth of every student. The department’s purpose is to provide an excellent science education that is thoroughly integrated with the University’s emphasis on the development of strong Christian character. Physics students learn to exhibit analytical thinking and problem-solving skills; the demand for technologically competent professionals will continue to increase.
The physics minor requires 18 hours of physics. Courses taken most frequently to meet the requirements are Engineering Physics I and II, Circuit Analysis, Statics, and Thermodynamics. Engineering Physics I has a prerequisite of calculus, so most students take calculus their first year and then begin the physics minor the second year. Since 12 hours of calculus are required for the various physics courses, many students planning to minor in physics also complete at least a minor in math. The career path a student takes will be greatly affected by the choice of a major, but a double minor in math and physics would greatly enhance a resume for almost any occupation.
Each of Evangel's academic programs is made up of a set of core curriculum, program requirements and electives. The courses listed below are just a small sample of courses that might be taken as a part of this specific program.
|Calculus III||Includes rectilinear and curvilinear motion, parametric equations, polar coordinates, improper integrals, partial differentiation, and multiple integrals.|
|Engineering Physics I||Fundamental theories and principles in classical physics of mechanics, thermodynamics, electromagnetism, and optics with an introduction in modern physics based on the knowledge of calculus and vector manipulations.|
|Circuit Analysis||Instruction in AC and DC circuit components; energy and power; series, parallel, and series-parallel circuits; source conversions and Thevenin, Norton equivalency; mesh and nodal analysis; RLC circuits and frequency response.|
|Differential Equations||Equations of the first, second, and higher order; linear equations with constant coefficients and systems of equations; the Laplace Transform, power series, and other standard methods of solution; introduction to difference and partial differential equations; and applications to physics and engineering.|
|Statistics||Fundamentals of statics, vector analysis of forces and moments in two- and three-dimensions, free-body diagrams, static equilibrium, moments of inertia, centroids, shearing forces, and bending moments. Introductory topics in dynamics.|
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Dr. Don Tosh has been teaching mathematics at Evangel University for 25 years. Originally from Canada, Dr. Tosh received his Ph.D. in Statistics from the University of Alberta and, prior to coming to Evangel, taught at Acadia University in Nova Scotia. An ordained minister, Dr. Tosh also pastored for several years. He firmly believes that [...]read more
NOTE: A minor is a secondary field of interest that is meant to complement your academic major. While your major is chosen for your intended career choice, your minor may be something you pursue for your personal interest or to augment your major.
No special requirements for this program.
General Undergraduate Requirements
The following are general requirements for all students beginning an undergraduate program at Evangel. For more information visit Undergraduate Admissions Requirements.
|Faith||As a boldly Christian university, all of our students have made a profession of faith in Jesus Christ as their personal Lord and Savior.|
|Diploma||Graduation from high school, or having the equivalent of a high school diploma such as the General Education Development (GED) examination.|
|Core Subjects||A minimum of a 2.0 GPA in core college prep classes (English, math, social sciences and science with a lab)|
|Grade Average||A "C" average. However, in some cases, a student with a weak academic record may be considered. To remain at Evangel, however, the student must meet scholastic requirements.|
|Standardized Tests||>Entering freshmen should take the ACT or SAT test. The codes for Evangel are as follows: SAT: 6198. ACT: 2296.|
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