The School of Arts & Sciences

Department of Natural Sciences

Minor in Physics

This program provides you with an opportunity to broaden and strengthen your educational credentials in physical sciences. It helps you complement your major with a cross-disciplinary education in physical sciences.

What Will I Learn?

By completing the Minor in Physics, you will:

Why Choose a Minor in Physics?

A Minor in Physics will enhance future employment prospects and prepare students for advanced graduate studies where a strong physics background is useful. With the discipline and training that goes with a minor in physics, you will be better equipped to work on forefront ideas in science and technology.


Students interested in Minor in Physics must complete a minimum of 18 credits of the following:

Number Course Cr.
PHY201 Electricity and Magnetism 4
PHY202 Classical Mechanics 3
PHY203 Classical Mechanics Lab 1
PHY304 Mathematical Methods for Physicists 3
PHY307 Thermodynamics 4
PHY308 Quantum Mechanics 3
PHY309 Thermodynamics and Quantum Lab 2
PHY321 Introduction to Modern Physics 3
PHY322 Modern Physics Lab 1
PHY402 Solid State Physics 3
PHY405 Statistical Mechanics 3
PHY391 Instrumentation and Measurements - elective 3
PHY401 Instrumental Analysis - elective 3
PHY403 Polymer Science - elective 3
PHY404 Fluids Mechanics - elective 3
PHY411 Electricity and Magnetism II - elective 3
PHY413 Electromagnetic Waves - elective 3
PHY424 Introduction to Nanotechnology - elective 3
PHY450 Medical Imaging and Instrumentation - elective 3
PHY301 Classical Physics for Life Sciences* 3
PHY305 Modern Physics for Life Sciences* 3
PHY302 Classical Physics for Life Sciences Lab* 1
PHY306 Modern Physics for Life Sciences Lab* 1
* Engineering students cannot take PHY301, PHY302, PHY305, and PHY306 as part of this program.

Note: Only 9 credits from majors can be counted towards minors. Courses will be offered on a rotating schedule. 


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