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BHSU Physics

Interested in Physics?
The Physical Science degree at Black Hills State University is dedicated to its students by giving them enriching research opportunities. BHSU, led by Dr. Kara Keeter, is establishing a nuclear and particle astrophysics program that studies the very smallest particles in the universe in order to understand structures as large as stars, supernova and even galaxies. The Sanford Underground Research Facility in Lead, SD acts as a perfect location to study these particles. There are many exciting experiments and centers to get involved in at BHSU such as the ongoing research in the Optics Lab, CUBED, FAARM, and QuarkNet.

Learn more about Physics Research at BHSU.

Physics at Black Hills State University is a subdivision of the School of Natural Sciences that includes BiologyChemistry and Physical Science. The close association of all of these disciplines in a single department makes for a vibrant scientific community with strong interdisciplinary interactions. Physics plays a key role in the Environmental Physical Science and Physical Science programs. 

Program Requirements

Minor in Physics - 24 hours

  • 5 PHYS 211 University Physics I & 211L Lab
  • 5 PHYS 213 University Physics II & 213L Lab
  • 3 PHYS 331 Introduction to Modern Physics
  • 3 PHYS 451 Classical Mechanics
  • 3 PHYS 471 Quantum Mechanics
  • 3 PHYS 491 Independent Study

Minor in Physics - Teaching - 24 hours

  • 2 SEED 413 7-12 Science Methods
  • 5 PHYS 211 University Physics I & 211L Lab
  • 5 PHYS 213 University Physics II & 213L Lab
  • 3 PHYS 331 Introduction to Modern Physics
  • 3 PHYS 451 Classical Mechanics
  • 3 PHYS 471 Quantum Mechanics
  • 3 PHYS 491 Independent Study
    OR
    PHYS 185 Intro to Astronomy & 185L Lab

*Current students, please refer to the DegreeWorks Dashboard in MyBHSU to confirm your minor requirements.

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