Minor in Physics

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


Important Links:

Undergraduate Bulletin

Course Descriptions