We are at the very beginning of time for the human race... there are tens of thousands of years in the future. Our responsibility is to do what we can, learn what we can, improve the solutions, and pass them on.
Richard P. Feynman

Physics Minor


Majors &















A physics minor provides a foundation in classical and modern physics, together with enhanced skills in electronics or computational physics.  It is a good complement for students enrolled in many other majors.

The Physics Minor is not available to majors in physics, biological physics, or engineering physics. 

Courses may not be taken on a credit / no-credit basis. 


Program Requirements:


PHY 181 - The Physical World and PHY 183 - Physics Laboratory (co-requisites)

PHY 182 - The Physical World II and PHY 184 - Physics Laboratory (co-requisites)

PHY 281 - Contemporary Physics I: Foundation

PHY 293 - Contemporary Physics Laboratory

MTH 151 - Calculus I  and MTH 251 - Calculus II, or

MTH 153 - Calculus I  and MTH 251 - Calculus II, or

MTH 249 - Calculus II


and either:


PHY 282 - Contemporary Physics II: Frontiers, or

PHY 292 - Electronic Instrumentation and  PHY 294 - Laboratory in Electronic Instrumentation, or

PHY 286 - Introduction to Computational Physics