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A total of 18 credit hours (8 hours of required course and 10 hours of elective courses) are necessary to complete the Minor in Physics.

Required courses (8 credit hours) are expected from all students seeking the physics minor:




Required courses

PHYS 2211 Principles of Physics I

3

PHYS 2211L Principles of Physics Laboratory I

1

PHYS 2212 Principles of Physics II

3

PHYS 2212L Principles of Physics Laboratory II

1

Total credit hours

8

Elective courses (10 credit hours) are grouped in three tracks designed to meet the needs of different majors. Specifically, Chemistry majors are expected to take the courses from Chemical group, Mathematics majors and pre-engineering students are expected to take the electives from either Physical or Computational groups, and Computer Science majors are expected to be interested in the electives from the Computational Group. Nevertheless, these tracks are suggestions only and any combination of the three groups is also permissible for the total of 10 hours.


Elective Course Options

Chemical

Physical

Computational

PHYS 3213 Principles of Physics III - Modern Physics

3

PHYS 3213 Principles of Physics III - Modern Physics

3

 

PHYS 3213 Principles of Physics III - Modern Physics

3

PHYS 3650L – Modern Physics Laboratory

1

PHYS 3650L – Modern Physics Laboratory

1

PHYS 3650L – Modern Physics Laboratory

1

PHYS 3214 Classical Mechanics

3

PHYS 3214 Classical Mechanics

3

PHYS 3214 Classical Mechanics

3

PHYS 3223 On-Campus Internship*

3

PHYS 3223 On-Campus Internship*

3

PHYS 3223 On-Campus Internship*

3

PHYS 3224 Introductory Research*

3

PHYS 3224 Introductory Research*

3

PHYS 3224 Introductory Research*

3

PHYS 4222 Physics Research Practicum*

3

PHYS 4222 Physics Research Practicum*

3

PHYS 4222 Physics Research Practicum*

3

CHEM 3412/ PHYS 3412 Physical Chemistry II

3

PHYS 4215 Electricity and Magnetism

3

PHYS 4216 Methods of Mathematical Physics

3

ASTR 3010 Topics in Astrophysics

3

 

 

ASTR 3010 Topics in Astrophysics

3


Questions? Contact one of the Physicists:

Dr. Bram Boroson

Dr. John Campbell

Dr. Tom Eaves

Dr. Tatiana Krivosheev

 

*A total of 3 credit-hours of experiential learning can be counted towards the physics minor.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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