Physics Minor

The minor in physics gives students an understanding of the most essential concepts in the field and carries the same prerequisites as the major, followed by a lighter set of requirements.

Course Title
Prerequisites
MATH 220-0
MATH 224-0
Differential Calculus of One-Variable Functions
and Integral Calculus of One-Variable Functions
or MATH 212-0
MATH 213-0
MATH 214-0
Single Variable Calculus I
and Single Variable Calculus II
and Single Variable Calculus III
PHYSICS 140-1
PHYSICS 140-2
PHYSICS 140-3
PHYSICS 136-1
PHYSICS 136-2
PHYSICS 136-3
Fundamentals of Physics
and Fundamentals of Physics
and Fundamentals of Physics
and General Physics Laboratory
and General Physics Laboratory
and General Physics Laboratory
or PHYSICS 135-1
PHYSICS 135-2
PHYSICS 135-3
PHYSICS 136-1
PHYSICS 136-2
PHYSICS 136-3
General Physics
and General Physics
and General Physics
and General Physics Laboratory
and General Physics Laboratory
and General Physics Laboratory
or PHYSICS 125-1
PHYSICS 125-2
PHYSICS 125-3
PHYSICS 126-1
PHYSICS 126-2
PHYSICS 126-3
General Physics ISP
and General Physics for ISP
and General Physics for ISP
and Physics for ISP Laboratory
and Physics for ISP Laboratory
and Physics for ISP Laboratory
Minor Requirements (9 units)
Core mathematics and mathematical tools courses listed below or equivalent courses approved by the department
MATH 230-0
MATH 234-0
Differential Calculus of Multivariable Functions
and Multiple Integration and Vector Calculus
PHYSICS 311-1
PHYSICS 311-2
Mathematical Tools for the Physical Sciences
and Mathematical Tools for the Physical Sciences
or MATH 240-0
MATH 250-0
Linear Algebra
and Elementary Differential Equations
Core physics courses
PHYSICS 239-0Foundations of Modern Physics
PHYSICS 330-1Classical Mech
PHYSICS 333-1Advanced Electricity & Magnetism
2 other 300-level physics or astronomy courses other than:
Mathematical Tools for the Physical Sciences
and Mathematical Tools for the Physical Sciences
Physics of Magic
Independent Thesis Research
Independent Study
Honors Independent Study
Independent Study