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Physics

The physics minor gives you a foundation in physics, chemistry and math. You learn about nature’s subatomic properties and how math and science can explain or affect parts of nature. You can customize the minor to meet your academic or professional interests. The minor, which is open to all students, is often paired with majors such as computer science, chemistry and math.

Minor Requirements

Required Courses - 11 hrs.

  • PHY 110: University Physics I - 4 hrs.
  • PHY 201: University Physics II - 4 hrs.
  • PHY 202: Applied Quantum Physics - 3 hrs.

Elective Courses (choose three) - 7-9 hrs.

  • PHY 305: Electricity and Magnetism - 3 hrs.
  • PHY 306: Electromagnetic Waves - 3 hrs.
  • PHY 320: Optics - 3 hrs.
  • PHY 330: Classical Mechanics - 3 hrs.
  • PHY 350: Advanced Physics Experiments - 1-2 hrs.
  • PHY 361: Electronics - 3 hrs.
  • PHY 367: Statistical and Thermal Physics - 3 hrs.
  • PHY 380: Quantum Physics - 3 hrs.
  • PHY 480: Quantum Mechanics I - 3 hrs.