Physics Minor

Physics Minor Requirements

23 - 25.5 credits

Physics Minor Requirements
PHYS 1040
PHYS 1045
Elementary Astronomy (PS)
and Elementary Astronomy Lab (LAB)
PHYS 2210
PHYS 2215
Physics/Scientists Engineers I (PS)
and Physics/Scientists Engineers I Lab (LAB) Course has a prerequisite of MATH 1210
PHYS 2220
PHYS 2225
Physics/Scientists EngineersII
and Physics/Scientists Engineers II Lab Course has a prerequisite of MATH 1220
PHYS 3710Intermediate Modern Physics3
Complete 6 credits from the following list of courses:
PHYS 3400Classical Mechanics3
PHYS 3720Modern Physics II3
PHYS 4800RIndependent Research1-3
MATH 2210
PHYS 3600
PHYS 3605
Multivariable Calculus (MA)
and Thermodynamics
and Thermodynamics Lab (or MECH 3600 & MECH 3605 instead of PHYS 3600/3605)

Completion Requirements

  • Complete all courses that fulfill requirements in the minor with a grade C- or higher.


An academic minor is an attribute of a baccalaureate degree, not an entity by itself, and can only be awarded at the same time a student graduates with a bachelor’s degree.  Students must declare a minor prior to submitting a graduation application.  A minor may not be added to a previously awarded degree.  Students must complete the minor requirements prior to or concurrent with completion of their bachelor’s degree requirements.  Minors are not available with associate’s degrees.

Students may not declare a minor that is in the same discipline as their major.  Example:  English majors cannot declare any English minor.  

Integrated Studies majors may not have an academic minor in the same discipline as either of their two declared emphases.  Example:  An Integrated Studies major with emphases in English and Spanish cannot receive a minor in either English or Spanish.