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, 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 21 credits of physics courses. All course prerequisites and co-requisites must be satisfied. 


Lower Division Courses

  • PHYS.1410, PHYS.1440, & PHYS.2450 Physics I, II & Phys Prop of Matter
    or PHYS.1610, PHYS.1640, & PHYS.2690 Honors Physics I, II, & III
  • PHYS.1410L & PHYS.1440L Physics I & II Lab
    or PHYS.1610L & PHYS.1640L Honors Physics I & II Lab
  • PHYS.2450L Physics III Lab
    or PHYS.2610L Physics of Materials & Devices
    or PHYS.2620L Principles in Laboratory Automation
  • PHYS.2100 Intro to Modern Physics
Upper Division Courses
  • Six physics credits at or above 3000 level
For more information contact the Department of Physics & Applied Physics.