Physics

TYPE: Minor
DEPARTMENT: Natural Sciences Department

LOCATION: On-Campus

General Description

As one of the oldest academic disciplines second only to astronomy, physics intersects with many other natural sciences, providing numerous opportunities for interdisciplinary research.

As you study matter and its movement through time and space, you will analyze nature and understand how the universe behaves.

Recognize the forces at work in keeping you upright, creating tides, revolving planets, and expanding the universe. Apply your knowledge through labs and hands-on research.

*Secondary education majors may minor in physics for teacher certification through the teacher education program.

Program Outcomes

Through a minor in physics at UW-Superior, you will:

  • Gain a solid background in areas such as mechanics, electricity and magnetism, thermodynamics, optics, relativity, and quantum mechanics.
  • Problem-solve and develop a higher level understanding of physical concepts through the application of knowledge.
  • Be able to safely conduct experiments to verify and develop models and theories.

Career Opportunities

A minor in physics is a good complement to majors in chemistry, biology and mathematics, opening a wide variety of careers, including:

  • middle/high school teacher
  • civil engineer
  • solar energy physicist
  • renewable energy manager
  • materials scientist
  • satellite engineer
  • weather forecaster
  • laser fusion scientist
  • science communicator

Did You Know?

  • UW-Superior has a strong campus science community.
  • Students have the opportunity to work with four world-class research centers and to assist with faculty research.
  • Small classes and labs provide opportunities to work one-on-one with faculty.

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