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, 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. The requirements for the minor are: 

Lower Division

A.    95.141, 144, & 245        Physics I & II & Phys Prop of Matter (3,3,3)            9 credits
                OR                                                OR                                                    OR
       95.161, 164, & 269        Honors Physics I, II, & III (4,4,4)                         12 credits

B.    96.141 & 96.144            Physics I & II Lab (1,1)                                        2 credits
                OR                                                OR                                                OR
       96.161 & 96.164            Honors Physics I & II Lab (2,2)`                           4 credits

C.    96.245                           Physics III Lab (1)                                                 1 credits
         OR                                        OR                                                                  OR
       96.261                            Physics of Materials & Devices (3)                        3 credits
         OR                                                OR                                                         OR
       96.262                            Principles Laboratory Automation (3)                    3 credits

D.    95.210                            Intro to Modern Physics (3)                                 3 credits 

Upper Division
E. Six Physics credits at or above 300 level                                                         6 credits 

                                                                                                 Total Minimum: 21 credits

  • Contact the Physics Department, Olney 136, 978-934-3750