Physics & Applied Physics

Physics Minor Requirements

A student who has a basic background in physics and mathematics may be able to take more advanced physics courses. The goal of the physics minor program is to provide recognition for students in other majors who wish to enhance their understanding and mastery of a broader range of subjects than is provided in their major field alone.

The physics minor will establish the physics background needed to enter interdisciplinary fields such as Biophysics, Medical Physics or Material Science. In addition, a physics minor would be especially useful for students majoring in Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Earth Sciences, Engineering or Computer Science.

A minor in Physics consists of a minimum of 22 credits of physics courses.

All course prerequisites and co-requisites must be satisfied. The requirements for the minor are:

Lower Division

A. Students must earn nine credits by completing either of the following physics sequences:
95.141 Physics I   3cr
95.144 Physics II  3cr
95.245 Phys. Prop.of Mat.  3cr
95.161 Physics I (H)
95.164 Physics II (H) 4cr
95.269 Physics III (H) 4cr


96.141 Physics I Lab  1cr
96.144 Physics II Lab  1cr


96.161 Phys I Lab (H)   2cr
96.164 Phys II Lab (H) 2cr

C. One of the following:

96.260 Phys Instr  2cr
96.295 Interm Exper Phys  2cr


95.210 Intro Modern Phys  3cr

Upper Division

E. Six cr. 300-400 level            6 cr

Total Minimum                        22 credits