Most technical fields require some background in physics. A minor in Physics could provide students with an increased understanding of the foundations of their chosen major. For students majoring in Computer Science and Mathematics, a minor in Physics provides experience in applying the skills acquired in their major to concrete physical problems.

Effective Fall 2008

Students must satisfactorily complete the total credits required for the minor. Minors and interdisciplinary minors require 12 or more upper-division (300- to 400-level) credits.

Additional coursework may be required due to prerequisites.

A minimum grade of C- is required in all physics courses required for the minor in physics.

Lower Division
PH 141Physics for Scientists and Engineers I (GT-SC1)5
PH 142Physics for Scientists and Engineers II (GT-SC1)5
Upper Division
PH 314Introduction to Modern Physics4
Select a minimum of 8 credits from the following, including at least five credits of PH courses:8
Astrophysics I
Astrophysics II
Astrophysics III
Modern Physics Laboratory
Electricity and Magnetism
Optics and Waves
Physical Thermodynamics
Advanced Physics Laboratory
Introductory Quantum Mechanics I
Introductory Quantum Mechanics II
Statistical Physics
Total Credits22

Any substitutions need approval of the key advisor.