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Physics Minor

School of Physics & Astronomy
College of Liberal Arts
  • Program Type: Undergraduate minor related to major
  • Requirements for this program are current for Spring 2012
  • Required credits in this minor: 37
See the major description for more information.
Program Delivery
This program is available:
  • via classroom (the majority of instruction is face-to-face)
Minor Requirements
The minor in physics requires 22 credits in physics and 12 credits in math. Physics minors must take all required physics and mathematics courses A-F and must earn a grade of C- or better in all physics, mathematics, and technical elective courses (except those offered S-N only).
MATH 1371 - CSE Calculus I [MATH] (4.0 cr)
or MATH 1271 - Calculus I [MATH] (4.0 cr)
or MATH 1281 {Inactive} [MATH] (4.0 cr)
MATH 1372 - CSE Calculus II (4.0 cr)
or MATH 1272 - Calculus II (4.0 cr)
or MATH 1282 {Inactive} (4.0 cr)
MATH 2373 - CSE Linear Algebra and Differential Equations (4.0 cr)
or MATH 2243 - Linear Algebra and Differential Equations (4.0 cr)
or Honors Sequence
MATH 1571H - Honors Calculus I [MATH] (4.0 cr)
MATH 1572H - Honors Calculus II (4.0 cr)
MATH 2573H - Honors Calculus III (4.0 cr)
PHYS 2201 - Introductory Thermodynamics and Statistical Physics (3.0 cr)
PHYS 1301W - Introductory Physics for Science and Engineering I [PHYS, WI] (4.0 cr)
or PHYS 1401V - Honors Physics I [PHYS, WI] (4.0 cr)
PHYS 1302W - Introductory Physics for Science and Engineering II [PHYS, WI] (4.0 cr)
or PHYS 1402V - Honors Physics II [PHYS, WI] (4.0 cr)
PHYS 2503 - Physics III: Intro to Waves, Optics, and Special Relativity (4.0 cr)
or PHYS 2403H - Honors Physics III (4.0 cr)
PHYS 2601 - Quantum Physics (4.0 cr)
PHYS 2605 - Quantum Physics Laboratory (3.0 cr)
Take 3 or more credit(s) from the following:
· PHYS 3xxx
· PHYS 4xxx
· PHYS 5xxx
or Take 3 or more credit(s) from the following:
· AST 3xxx
· AST 4xxx
· AST 5xxx
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· Fall 2014
· Fall 2012

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