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The Physics Minor provides students with the opportunity to deepen their understanding of physical concepts as well as acquire lab and problem solving skills in Physics. The Physics Minor provides an option for students to have an emphasis in a field other than their own; the additional qualifications give them the opportunity to diversify in their choice of graduate program or career after graduation.

Administered by: Department of Physics

Exclusions: This minor is not available to students in the following programs:


To receive this Minor, students must complete six (6) courses from the following curriculum:

Two (2) courses from the following:

PCS 120 Physics I, AND
PCS 130 Physics II
or  
PCS 125 Physics: Waves and Fields, AND
PCS 211 Physics: Mechanics

NOTE: Engineering students will take PCS 125 and PCS 211. Science students will take PCS 120 and PCS 130.

Plus one (1) course from the following:

PCS 228 Electricity and Magnetism
PCS 300 Modern Physics

Plus three (3) courses from the following:

PCS 107 The Natural Context
PCS 110 Physics
PCS 224 Solid State Physics
PCS 227 Biophysics
PCS 228* Electricity and Magnetism
PCS 230 Photonics and Optical Devices
PCS 300* Modern Physics
PCS 335 Thermodynamics and Statistical Physics
PCS 352 Nuclear Physics/Radiation Protection
PCS 358 Mechanics
PCS 401 Quantum Mechanics I
PCS 510 Fundamentals of Astrophysics
PCS 700 Quantum Mechanics II
PCS 724 Condensed Matter Physics/Materials

*If not already taken as a required course.


Please see Senate Policy 2, Section 7.4 for further information about Minors.