Three Minors

Students majoring in other academic areas may take a minor in physics to greatly broaden their educational experience. Note that the regular Physics minor is easily accessible to many engineering students.

The department offers three different minors to appeal to a range of interests.

Astronomy & Astrophysics

PH 110 FRONTIERS IN SCIENCE 3
PH 111
  & PH 114
GEN PHYSICS W/CALCULUS I
   and GENERAL PHYSICS LAB I
4
PH 3xx or 4xx (minimum of 3 semester hours) 
3
AST 106 EXPLORING THE COSMOS I 4
AST 107 EXPLORING THE COSMOS II 4
AST 371 INTRO TO ASTROPHYSICS 3
Total Semester Hours 21

Optics

PH 110 FRONTIERS IN SCIENCE 3
PH 111
  & PH 114
GEN PHYSICS W/CALCULUS I
   and GENERAL PHYSICS LAB I
4
PH 112
  & PH 115
GEN PHYSICS W/CALC II
   and GENERAL PHYSICS LAB II
4
PH 113
  & PH 116
GEN PHYSICS W/CALC III
   and GENERAL PHYSICS LAB III
4
PH/OPT 3xx or 4xx (minimum of 3 semester hours)
3
OPT 341 GEOMETRICAL OPTICS 3
OPT 411 GEOMETRICAL OPTICS LAB 2
Total Semester Hours 23

Physics

PH 110 FRONTIERS IN SCIENCE 3
PH 111
  & PH 114
GEN PHYSICS W/CALCULUS I
   and GENERAL PHYSICS LAB I
4
PH 112
  & PH 115
GEN PHYSICS W/CALC II
   and GENERAL PHYSICS LAB II
4
PH 113
  & PH 116
GEN PHYSICS W/CALC III
   and GENERAL PHYSICS LAB III
4
PH 3xx or 4xx (minimum of 6 semester hours) 
6
Total Semester Hours 21

Requirements

An overall average of C of better is required for the courses in the minor. Note that PH 499, the undergraduate capstone experience course, may be selected as an elective.