Minor- Old Requirements
Minor in Physics
These requirements apply to the Class of 2019 or earlier classes.
The minor in physics gives students a basic understanding of the most essential concepts in the field. It has the same prerequisites as the physics major, a somewhat lighter core, and two physics electives.
Prerequisites (6 units)
MATH 220 and 224 or MATH 212, 213, 214
PHYSICS 125-1,2,3 or 135-1,2,3 (General Physics)
Minor Requirements (8 units)
MATH 234, 240, and 250; or 250 and 290-1,2,3; or 281-1,2,3
PHYSICS 330-1 (Classical Mechanics)
PHYSICS 333-1 (Electricity & Magnetism)
PHYSICS 335-0* (Modern Physics) or 339-1 (Quantum Mechanics)
Two other 300-level physics or astronomy courses other than 311, 335, 398, 399 and Astro 398,399
*Physics 335-0 is sometimes offered as 'Physics of Magic', but that version of the course does not satisfy the minor requirements.Back to top