A physics minor prepares students for graduate work or for entrance into professional schools, or forms part of the 3/2 Science and Engineering Program.

Required Courses

  • PHY 125 - General Physics I
  • PHY 126 - General Physics II
  • PHY 220 - Modern Physics
  • PHY 230 - Intermediate Physics Laboratory

Elective Courses
In addition to the required courses, four electives must be taken, of which at least one is a 300 level course.

  • PHY 250 - Energy, Physics and the Environment
  • PHY 280 - Mathematical Methods in the Physical Sciences
  • PHY 300 - Statistical Physics and Thermodynamics
  • PHY 301 - Intermediate Electro-magnetic Theory
  • PHY 310 - Electronics/Instrumentation
  • PHY 330 - Topics in Physics (e.g. General Relativity, Solid State Physics)
  • PHY 340 - Classical Mechanics
  • PHY 350 - Introduction to Quantum Mechanics
  • PHY 395 - Independent Work in Physics
  • CHE 265 - Physical Chemistry Fundamentals I
  • MA 221 - Linear Algebra
  • MA 222 - Calculus III
  • MA 231 - Differential Equations with Applications
  • MA 316 - Scientific Computation

Physics Minor Checklist

Review the Physics Minor Checklist (PDF) with your academic adviser to ensure that you are taking the necessary courses and credits to graduate. If you have any questions, please contact your adviser or visit the Academic Advising website for more information.