The physics minor serves students majoring in other areas who desire a deeper understanding of physics.

In particular, students who minor in physics are engaged in an in-depth introduction to many of the most important physical concepts that shape our world today, including relativity theory and quantum mechanics.

These ideas, once considered far removed from our everyday world, impact our lives daily and at every level, from using a GPS phone to our understanding of the nature of reality.

Course Requirements

The minor in physics requires completing a minimum of 26 credits in courses that satisfy minor requirements. The following courses are normally required.

MTH 1217

Calculus I

MTH 1218

Calculus II

PHY 2211

Physics I

PHY 2212

Physics II

PHY 2241

Introduction to Quantum Physics


Two physics electives chosen in consultation with the physics department. Some physics electives would require further mathematical prerequisites.