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Physics Minor

The Physics Minor is designed for students with strong math skills, especially those majoring in the other sciences.  It is particularly useful for students in mathematics or chemistry.

Required courses (18 credit hours):
  • Phys 2110/2111 University Physics I (5)
  • Phys 2210/2211 University Physics II (5)
  • And 8 hours of 3000-level or higher physics electives (below)
Electives (some courses have pre/co-requisite requirements):
  • Phys 3005 Theoretical Methods (4)
  • Phys 3010 Intermediate Mechanics (3)
  • Phys 3030 Electricity and Magnetism (3)
  • Phys 3050/3051 Introductory Circuits with Lab (4)
  • Phys 3060/3061 Advanced Circuits with Lab (4)
  • Phys 3100/3101 Optics with Lab (4)
  • Phys 3250 Topics in Relativity (1)
  • Phys 3550/3551 Experimental Methods with Lab (4)
  • Phys 3700/3701 Modern Physics with Lab (4)
  • Phys 3740 Thermal and Statistical Physics (3)
  • Phys 3750/3751 Laser Physics with Lab (4)
  • Phys 3800 Quantum Mechanics (3 hours)
  • Phys 3900/3901 Nuclear and Radiation Physics with Lab (4)
  • Phys 4000/4001 Computational Methods with Lab (4)
  • Phys 4110 Cooperative Educational Experience (6)
  • Phys 4150, 4160, 4170 Special Topics in Physics (1, 2, 3)
  • Phys 4151, 4161, 4171 Research Experience (1, 2, 3)
  • Phys 4200/4201 Introduction to Solid State Physics with Lab (4)
  • Phys 4300 Image Processing (3)
  • Phys 4810 Theoretical Mechanics (3)
  • Phys 4830 Theoretical Electricity and Magnetism (3)
  • Phys 4850 Advanced Quantum Mechanics (3)
  • Phys 4950, 4960, 4970 Independent Study in Physics (1, 2, 3)