The field of physics explores the big questions we ask about the world around us. From the structure of the universe to the structure of an atom, physics seeks to investigate and explain the surroundings we interact with every day. CUAA’s Physics minor equips you with the knowledge you’ll need to teach this complex and compelling subject at a secondary education level.

The CUAA Advantage

An education from Concordia University Ann Arbor offers you:

  • A Christian foundation for exploring the physical world
  • A challenging academic community dedicated to your intellectual, social, and spiritual growth
  • Small classroom sizes and personal connections with teachers and administrators
  • A strong liberal arts focus that leads to a well-rounded education

Credit Hour Details

Credit hours: 39

Program Highlights

CUAA’s Physics minor is a collaborative effort between Concordia and Eastern Michigan University that prepares you to teach high school physics. Once enrolled in Concordia’s Teacher Education Program, you’ll be able to take physics courses at EMU and receive a Physics (DE) endorsement on your teaching certificates upon completion of the program.

Learning Outcomes

A CUAA Physics minor prepares you to:

  • Apply an analytical approach to problem solving
  • See how understanding the principles of physics can lead to technological innovation
  • Build and apply a solid foundation in advanced mathematics
  • Appreciate the complexities of our physical universe
  • Explore mechanics, sound, heat, electricity, magnetism, light and thermodynamics
  • Complete laboratory work and experiments in late classical, relativistic, quantum, and nuclear physics

Career Paths

  • Industrial labs
  • Governmental labs
  • Colleges and universities
  • Journalism
  • Finance
  • Medicine


CUAA’s curriculum for the Physics minor includes coursework in calculus, physics, and thermodynamics. See our course catalog for a full class listing.

Complementary Majors/Minors

  • Mathematics
  • Computer Science
  • Finance
  • Biology

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