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Physics Minor

One of the requirements for graduation from Marietta College is completion of an academic major. A minor, on the other hand, is optional.

There are three principal rules governing minors:

  • A minor consists of 18 to 24 credit hours, and includes a reasonable distribution of lower and upper division courses.
  • If a student takes a major and one or more minors, each minor must include at least 12 hours that do not overlap the chosen major or another minor. (The minor in mathematics is exempt from this 12-hour rule.)
  • A minimum of six credit hours in the minor must have been earned at Marietta College.

Please refer to the college catalog for additional regulations pertaining to minors.

Requirements for the Astronomy Minor (credit is given in semester hours):

PHYS 221/222 General Physics I & II, with lab 8 hours
PHYS 321 Modern Physics 3 hours
PHYS 331 Experimental Physics I 2 hours
MATH 125 Calculus I 4 hours
MATH 224 Calculus II 4 hours
PHYS 300+ One additional 300-level Physics course 3 hours
Total hours for the Physics Minor: 24 hours

For more information, see the Undergratuate Catalog.