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Physics Minor

A student in the Physics Minor will gain a broad introduction to classical (pre-1900) and modern (post-1900) physics as applied to the natural and manmade world, will develop highly transferable problem-solving skills, and will delve more deeply into a selected area of physics.

Physics Minor – 23 credits

Required Courses – 16 credits

  • PHY 241 General University Physics I – 4
  • PHY 243 General University Physics I Lab – 1
  • PHY 242 General University Physics II – 4
  • PHY 244 General University Physics II Lab – 1
  • PHY 338 Modern Physics I – 3
  • PHY 339 Modern Physics II – 3

Required Supporting Course – 4 credits

  • MTH 210 Calculus I – 4

Electives* – 3 credits

  • PHY 331 Mechanics – 3
  • PHY 332 Engineering Statics – 3
  • PHY 333 Electronic Circuits – 3
  • PHY 400 Special Topics – 1-3
  • PHY 420 Computational Science – 2
  • PHY 431 Quantum Mechanics – 3
  • PHY 438 Electromagnetism – 3
  • PHY 451 Thermodynamics – 3

* These courses are offered as needed or requested.