Minor in Physics

Do you want to...
  • develop new skills that complement your major?
  • impress employers?
  • increase your versatility?

...then you should consider a Physics Minor!

State of the art scientific research and engineering are increasingly becoming interdisciplinary endeavors.

Biology
There is a need for biologists with quantitative skills!  Physicists and biologists collaborate on topics that span from nuclear medicine to the dynamics of protein folding.

Phys 321: Classical EM • Phys 323: Quantum Physics • Phys 324: Stat. Mechanics & Thermodynamics

Chemistry
Quantum mechanics is the basis for much of chemistry, and materials research is the marriage between physics and chemistry.

Phys 323: Quantum Physics • Phys 423: Quantum Mechanics • Phys 422: Applied Solid State Physics

Computer Science
Physics offers the hardware foundations of digital logic and interfacing, and a Physics Minor can open up opportunities in embedded systems engineering.

Phys 280: Electronics • Phys 301: Digital Design • Phys 402: Interfacing and Control

Math
A Physics Minor helps focus principles of mathematics, such as eigenvectors and boundary value problems, into applications towards solving real-world situations.

Phys 320: Classical Mechanics • Phys 321: Classical Electromagnetism • Phys 323: Quantum Physics

Requirements for a Minor in Physics:

Lower division courses:
Physics 201 and 202 or Physics 205 and 206
Physics 203

Upper division requirements:

8 units of upper division physics courses
3 units of upper division electives (including courses in your major)

Contact the Departmental Undergraduate Advisor for more information and consult with the Undergraduate Advisor of your major.