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:

PHYS 106 plus three other upper division Physics courses OR

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.

Last Updated: June 3, 2010