Minor in Physics

Requirements - Minor - Physics

Units required for Minor: 21, all of which must be taken in Physics. 
A minimum of 9 upper division units is required.

If you are interested in pursuing the Minor in Physics, please contact the Physics Office to schedule an advising appointment.

A. Required Lower Division Courses (12 units)
(4) PHYS 11A General Physics: Mechanics
(4) PHYS 11B General Physics: Heat, Light, Sound
(4) PHYS 11C General Physics: Electricity and Magnetism, Modern Physics
B. Required Upper Division Courses (3 units)
(3) PHYS 106 Introduction to Modern Physics
C. Additional Upper Division Requirements (6 units) Six elective units in Physics selected in consultation with an advisor:
(3) PHYS 105 Mathematical Methods in Physics
(3) PHYS 110 Classical Mechanics
(4) PHYS 115 Electronics and Instrumentation
(3) PHYS 124 Thermodynamics and Statistical Mechanics
(3) PHYS 130 Acoustics
(3) PHYS 135 Electricity and Magnetism
(3) PHYS 136 Electrodynamics of Waves, Radiation, and Materials
(3) PHYS 142 Applied Solid State Physics
(3) PHYS 145 Optics
(3) PHYS 150 Quantum Mechanics
(3) PHYS 151 Advanced Modern Physics
(3) PHYS 162 Scientific Computing: Basic Methods
(2) PHYS 175 Advanced Physics Laboratory

Note:
 PHYS 5A, PHYS 5B may be substituted for PHYS 11A, PHYS 11C, but the 21-unit minimum must be met by additional courses in one of two ways:
  1. PHYS 106 plus three other upper division Physics courses  OR
  2. PHYS 106 plus PHYS 11B plus two other upper division Physics courses.

For more details on the program, please see our Minor Program Flier or the University Catalog.