Why Study Physics?
The Physics/Pre-Engineering department presently offers a major in chemical physics and a minor in physics designed for those interested in secondary education.
Aquinas College is a small, friendly institution dedicated to teaching its students in a setting designed to help individuals develop their talent and potential. Physics/Pre-Engineering students begin their AQ education by taking a series of courses in mathematics, engineering, the physical sciences, and the humanities.
How We're Different
Perhaps the greatest demand for teachers at the secondary level is in the area of physics.
Chemical physics is an interdisciplinary major which combines chemistry’s study of the composition of matter with physics’ study of the properties of matter and energy. Courses are drawn from the departments of chemistry, physics, and mathematics.
Fifty (50) credit hours. Required courses:
Required allied courses:
Equivalent courses from other colleges may be substituted with the permission of one of the designated advisors. At least thirty (30) of these hours must be taken at Aquinas College.
- CY111 General Chemistry (4) NL
- CY112 General Chemistry (4)
- CY311/312 Physical Chemistry I and II (4/4)
- CY215 Quantitative Analysis (4) QR
- CY336 Advanced Inorganic Chemistry (4)
- CY346 Instrumental Methods of Analysis (4) WI
- CY400/401 Undergraduate Seminar/Research (1/2) SC
- PC213 General Physics with Calculus: Mechanics, Sound, Heat (4)
- PC214 General Physics with Calculus: Electricity, Magnetism, Light, Nuclear Physics (4)
- PC215 Modern Physics (4)
- MS/PC316 Applied Mathematics for the Physical Sciences (4)
- MS252 Statistics (3)
- MS121 Calculus I (4) MS
- MS122 Calculus II (4) MS
- MS231 Multivariate Calculus (4) QR
- MS241 Differential Equations (3)