Take a closer look at the difference between these options by viewing the curriculum:
Declaring a Physics Major
To declare a major in physics, a student must have completed one of the general physics sequences: PHY 211 and PHY 212 or PHY 213 and PHY 214 or PHY 221 and PHY 212 or received an “A” or “B” in PHY 211, PHY 213, or PHY 221.
Students seeking certification in physics in secondary education must consult with the education department, the physics department and with the appropriate agency in the state in which they intend to teach.
You may choose to transfer to an engineering school after graduation or at an earlier point in your academic career. If you wish to earn an engineering degree after earning a Creighton degree, you might consider the applied physical analysis major.
You can also obtain the equivalent of one or two years of pre-engineering study and then transfer to an engineering school.
A study of the first-year program at the engineering college of your choice will reveal those variations, which can be accommodated in your schedule. (Students wishing to spend a second year at Creighton before making application to an engineering school are advised to contact that school directly for explicit approval of a second-year schedule.)
A formal agreement exists between Creighton University and Detroit-Mercy’s Engineering School, but students should not consider this to be their only option.
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The physics minor provides a thorough introduction to the theoretical and experimental methods extensively used by physical scientists and engineers. You’ll develop practical quantitative problem-solving skills, which are valuable regardless of your major. View the curriculum for the physics minor.
Biological Physics Minor
The biological physics minor provides you with an opportunity to apply the concepts and methods of the physicist to advance your understanding of the life sciences. Students pursuing careers in medicine or the life sciences can use this minor to improve their preparation for the interdisciplinary nature of modern science. See the curriculum for the biological physics minor.