A minor in physics is an excellent technical addition to any other major. The technical expertise and cognitive skills acquired in earning a minor in physics are valuable in many endeavors. The minor in physics builds a deep appreciation of the application and utility of mathematics for describing the physical nature of the universe. The minor builds a strong understanding of classical physics with an opportunity to explore more areas through elective courses.
The minor in physics requires 24 hours of courses in physics to include
- PHYS 1441 – University Physics 1*
- PHYS 1442 – University Physics 2*
- PHYS 2443 – University Physics 3*
- PHYS 3210 or 3220 – Experiments in Physics 1 or 2
- PHYS 3342 – Mechanics
- Electives (minimum 7 hours) approved by the Department of Physics and Astronomy. These may include up to 3 hours of special problems.
* The University Physics course sequence may be replaced by the College Physics Course sequence:
Related requirements: Along with the required physics courses, the following mathematics courses are pre- or co-requisites and must be taken as part of the minor.
- MATH 1496 – Calculus I
- MATH 1497 – Calculus II
- MATH 2471 – Calculus III