Minor in Physics

At its core, physics consists of the basic principles and study of how everything works. From electricity to how the stars and sun shine, physics is all around us. Our physics minor is designed for anyone who has an interest in this area.

This minor works well with majors in:

  • Computer Science
  • Geology
  • Math
  • Chemistry

What You Will Learn

This program will complement your major by providing you with experiential learning and research opportunities in physics, even while you're earning your bachelor's degree.

You’ll study concepts in:

  • physics
  • calculus
  • mechanics
  • magnetism
  • electricity

Program Requirements

This program consists of 29 credits of physics coursework. MATH 267 is waived as a prerequisite on PHYC 450 for the minor, though recommended as an elective.

Total Credits: 29


If you want to learn more about this minor, contact John Millis.


A few of the classes you will take include:

  • PHYC 120-122 General Physics 1-2
  • PHYC 260 Introduction to Modern Physics
  • PHYC 262 Modern Physics Lab
  • PHYC 330 Mechanics
  • PHYC 450 Electricity and Magnetism

For a complete list of all the courses you will take and their descriptions, please see our Course Catalog.

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Enroll in this Minor

To enroll in this minor, contact your advisor.

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