Heliophysics And Space Weather
Consider the principles and problems associated with the solar system through the interdisciplinary field of Heliophysics and Space Weather.
Why Study This Program?
Heliophysics and Space Weather challenges students to consider the principles and problems associated with the solar system through the lenses of multiple disciplines. As the study of the sun and its effects on the Earth requires a broad understanding of physics and meteorology, the minor program at Millersville University explores this interdisciplinary field through both physics and earth science.
This minor is an interdepartmental program that resides within the Earth Sciences and Physics departments, which allows students from a variety of majors to pursue Heliophysics and Space Weather in preparation for their future careers.
What Will You Learn?
Students interested in pursuing Heliophysics and Space Weather as a minor must first pass Physics I & II with Calculus in order to enter the program. Required courses within the minor explore modern theories, thermodynamics, electromagnetic fields, multiparticle quantum systems and space weather. The curriculum also encourages students to establish a mathematical foundation through various calculus courses.
- Space Weather Forecaster
- Soil Scientist
- Environmental Field Scientist
- Laboratory Technician
- Modeling and Simulation Field Support Supervisor
Clubs and Organizations
- Society of Physics Students (SPS)
- American Meteorological Society (AMS)
- Campus Weather Service
- Geology Club
- Ocean Science Club
- Related Programs