Physics Minor


The fundamental nature of physics makes an understanding of its principles, techniques and limitations important in the acquisition and extension of knowledge in all the sciences. In addition, it has historical connections to metaphysics and natural philosophy, which makes it an integral part of a balanced liberal arts curriculum. Physics minors should recognize and gracefully accept that an ability to acquire and use mathematical tools is an assumed part of their minors.

19 credits (Total does not include prerequisite courses)


MAT-175Single Variable Calculus

4 credits

MAT-275Multivariable Calculus

4 credits

MAT-352Differential Equations

3 credits

Minor Requirements

PHY-271Analytical Physics I

4 credits

PHY-271LAnalytical Physics I Lab

1 credit

PHY-272Analytical Physics II

4 credits

PHY-272LAnalytical Physics II Lab

1 credit

Complete 9 credits from the following:

PHY-Physics-Upper-Division (300-or-400-level) Courses

6 credits

PHY -Physics Coursework - any level

3 credits

Completing this minor and 1 additional credit in physics satisfies the state requirements for the secondary education second-teaching field in physics.

Mathematics-Physics Majors may not minor in Physics or Physical Science.