Minor in Physics
This program provides you with an opportunity to broaden and strengthen your educational credentials in physical sciences. It helps you complement your major with a cross-disciplinary education in physical sciences.
What Will I Learn?
By completing the Minor in Physics, you will:
- Demonstrate multi-disciplinary knowledge in physical science
- Develop multi-disciplinary problem-solving skills that are valuable for a wide range of career choices
- Acquire basic skills for analytical thinking
- Identify and solve problems in physical sciences
A Minor in Physics will enhance future employment prospects and prepare students for advanced graduate studies where a strong physics background is useful. With the discipline and training that goes with a minor in physics, you will be better equipped to work on forefront ideas in science and technology.
A Minor in Physics requires a minimum of 18 credits:
|PHY201||Electricity and Magnetism||4|
|PHY203||Classical Mechanics Lab||1|
|PHY304||Mathematical Methods for Physicists||3|
|PHY309||Thermodynamics and Quantum Lab||2|
|PHY321||Introduction to Modern Physics||3|
|PHY322||Modern Physics Lab||1|
|PHY402||Solid State Physics||3|
|PHY391||Instrumentation and Measurements - elective||3|
|PHY401||Instrumental Analysis - elective||3|
|PHY403||Polymer Science - elective||3|
|PHY404||Fluids Mechanics - elective||3|
|PHY411||Electricity and Magnetism II - elective||3|
|PHY413||Electromagnetic Waves - elective||3|
|PHY424||Introduction to Nanotechnology - elective||3|
|PHY450||Medical Imaging and Instrumentation - elective||3|
|PHY301||Classical Physics for Life Sciences*||3|
|PHY305||Modern Physics for Life Sciences*||3|
|PHY302||Classical Physics for Life Sciences Lab*||1|
|PHY306||Modern Physics for Life Sciences Lab*||1|
* Engineering students cannot take PHY301, PHY302, PHY305, and PHY306 as part of this program.
Note: Only 9 credits from majors can be counted towards minors. Courses will be offered on a rotating schedule.