Physics - Minor

A minor in Physics is designed for those who have a strong interest in Physics, but don’t want to make it a profession.  It includes a set of classes that will give you a firm foundation in Physics and the ability to pursue a more in-depth study in one of the Physics areas of your choice. The minor in Physics will develop analytical thinking and quantitative problem-solving skills that you can apply in any field. It will also give you the basic knowledge to make informed decisions, advise, instruct, or administrate in our modern science- and technology-dominated world.   

To declare a Physics minor, please contact an academic advisor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy. 

Students who wish to complete a minor in physics must satisfy the following requirements:

PHYS 206
PHYS 226
Newtonian Mechanics for Engineering and Science
and Physics of Motion Laboratory for the Sciences 1
4
PHYS 207
PHYS 227
Electricity and Magnetism for Engineering and Science
and Electricity and Magnetism Laboratory for the Sciences 1
4
PHYS 221Optics and Thermal Physics3
PHYS 309Modern Physics3
300–400 level physics elective 23
Total Semester Credit Hours17