Overview

Students interested in applying for a minor in physics should contact Catherine Weldon for more information.

Minor Requirements

Students must take the following required classes to get a minor in physics:

Course No. & Credit Hours Course Name Prerequisites/Corequisites
PHYS 1110-4 General Physics 1 Corequisite: APPM 1350 or MATH 1300
PHYS 1120-4 General Physics 2 Prerequisite: PHYS1110
Corequisite: MATH 2300 or APPM 1360
PHYS 1140-1 Experimental Physics 1 Corequisite: PHYS 1120
PHYS 2150-1 Experimental Physics 2 Prerequisites: PHYS 1120 and PHYS 1140
Corequisite:  PHYS 2170 or PHYS 2130
PHYS 2210-3 Class Mech & Math Methods 1 Prerequisite: PHYS 2130 or PHYS 2170
Corequisite: APPM 2360 or MATH 3430

As well as a one of the following courses:

Course No. & Credit Hours

Course Name

Prerequisites/Corequisites

PHYS 2130-3

General Physics 3

Prerequisite: PHYS 1120
Corequisite: MATH 2400 or APPM 2350

PHYS 2170-3 Foundations of Modern Physics Prerequisite: PHYS 1120
Corequisite: MATH 2400 or APPM 2350

In addition, three of the following upper division courses:

Course No. & Credit Hours

Course Name

Prerequisites/Corequisites

PHYS 3210-3 Class Mech & Math Methods 2 Prerequisite: PHYS 2210
PHYS 3220-3 Quantum Mechanics 1 Prerequisite: PHYS 3210
PHYS 3310-3 Electricity & Magnetism 1 Prerequisite: PHYS 2210
PHYS 3320-3 Electricity & Magnetism 2 Prerequisite: PHYS 3310
PHYS 4230-3 Thermodynamics & Statistical Mechanics Prerequisite: PHYS 2210
Corequisite:  PHYS 3220

The minimum number of credit hours for a student without advanced placement or transfer credit is 25 hours (16 lower division and 9 upper division).

Please review the program requirements for more information.