Physics, Minor

The aim of physicists is to discover the most fundamental principles of nature. Their tools are mathematics and experiment. The physical world as we perceive it is very complex, yet the principles of physics are inherently simple. A physicist's forte is the ability to analyze a problem, reduce its complexity, and arrive at an understanding of the underlying patterns of nature in terms of simple relationships among constituent elements. Learning to do this gives Physics minors an intellectual versatility that can serve them well in a variety of future activities ranging from research and teaching in Physics or related sciences to careers in law, the health professions, and high-technology companies.

Total 6 courses (not course units but courses). No more than two (2) courses can be at the 1000 (introductory) level.

Minor Requirements
Select one of the following Options:
Option I - Recommended Minor0-6
Principles of Physics I: Mechanics and Wave Motion
Principles of Physics II: Electromagnetism and Radiation
Principles of Physics III: Thermal Physics and Waves
Principles of Physics IV: Modern Physics
Physical Models of Biological Systems
One course 3000 level or above
Option II - Individualized Minor0-6
Select 6 courses
Total Course Units6

The degree and major requirements displayed are intended as a guide for students entering in the Fall of 2023 and later. Students should consult with their academic program regarding final certifications and requirements for graduation.