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:

Your Career

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:

Number Course Cr.
PHY201 Electricity and Magnetism 4
PHY202 Classical Mechanics 3
PHY203 Classical Mechanics Lab 1
PHY304 Mathematical Methods for Physicists 3
PHY307 Thermodynamics 4
PHY308 Quantum Mechanics 3
PHY309 Thermodynamics and Quantum Lab 2
PHY321 Introduction to Modern Physics 3
PHY322 Modern Physics Lab 1
PHY402 Solid State Physics 3
PHY405 Statistical Mechanics 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.