Campuses:
Twin Cities Campus
Physics MinorSchool of Physics & Astronomy
College of Liberal Arts
See the major description for more information.
Program Delivery
This program is available:
Minor Requirements
The minor in physics requires 22 credits in physics and 12 credits in math. Physics minors must take all required physics and mathematics courses AF and must earn a grade of C or better in all physics, mathematics, and technical elective courses (except those offered SN only).
Mathematics
MATH 1371  CSE Calculus I
[MATH]
(4.0 cr)
or
MATH 1271  Calculus I
[MATH]
(4.0 cr)
or
MATH 1281 {Inactive}
[MATH]
(4.0 cr)
MATH 1372  CSE Calculus II
(4.0 cr)
or
MATH 1272  Calculus II
(4.0 cr)
or
MATH 1282 {Inactive}
(4.0 cr)
MATH 2373  CSE Linear Algebra and Differential Equations
(4.0 cr)
or
MATH 2243  Linear Algebra and Differential Equations
(4.0 cr)
or
Honors Sequence
MATH 1571H  Honors Calculus I
[MATH]
(4.0 cr)
MATH 1572H  Honors Calculus II
(4.0 cr)
MATH 2573H  Honors Calculus III
(4.0 cr)
Physics
PHYS 2201  Introductory Thermodynamics and Statistical Physics
(3.0 cr)
PHYS 1301W  Introductory Physics for Science and Engineering I
[PHYS, WI]
(4.0 cr)
or
PHYS 1401V  Honors Physics I
[PHYS, WI]
(4.0 cr)
PHYS 1302W  Introductory Physics for Science and Engineering II
[PHYS, WI]
(4.0 cr)
or
PHYS 1402V  Honors Physics II
[PHYS, WI]
(4.0 cr)
PHYS 2503  Physics III: Intro to Waves, Optics, and Special Relativity
(4.0 cr)
or
PHYS 2403H {Inactive}
(4.0 cr)
Take 3 or more credit(s) from the following:
·
PHYS 3xxx
·
PHYS 4xxx
·
PHYS 5xxx
or
Take 3 or more credit(s) from the following:
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AST 3xxx
·
AST 4xxx
·
AST 5xxx


Credits:  4.0 [max 4.0] 
Course Equivalencies:  Math 1142/1271/1281/1371/1571H 
Typically offered:  Every Fall & Spring 
Credits:  4.0 [max 4.0] 
Course Equivalencies:  Math 1142/1271/1281/1371/1571H 
Typically offered:  Every Fall, Spring & Summer 
Credits:  4.0 [max 4.0] 
Course Equivalencies:  Math 1272/1282/1252/1372/1572 
Typically offered:  Every Spring 
Credits:  4.0 [max 4.0] 
Course Equivalencies:  Math 1272/1282/1252/1372/1572 
Typically offered:  Every Fall, Spring & Summer 
Credits:  4.0 [max 4.0] 
Course Equivalencies:  Math 2243/2373/2573 
Typically offered:  Every Fall & Spring 
Credits:  4.0 [max 4.0] 
Course Equivalencies:  Math 2243/2373/2573 
Typically offered:  Every Fall, Spring & Summer 
Credits:  4.0 [max 4.0] 
Course Equivalencies:  00067  Math 1142/1271/1281/1371/1571H 
Grading Basis:  AF only 
Typically offered:  Every Fall 
Credits:  4.0 [max 4.0] 
Course Equivalencies:  00068  Math 1272/1282/1252/1372/1572 
Grading Basis:  AF only 
Typically offered:  Every Spring 
Credits:  4.0 [max 4.0] 
Course Equivalencies:  00069  Math 2263/2374/3251 
Grading Basis:  AF only 
Typically offered:  Every Fall 
Credits:  3.0 [max 3.0] 
Typically offered:  Every Fall 
Credits:  4.0 [max 4.0] 
Course Equivalencies:  00078  Phys 1101W/1201W/1301W/1401V/1 
Typically offered:  Every Fall, Spring & Summer 
Credits:  4.0 [max 4.0] 
Course Equivalencies:  00078  Phys 1201W/Phys1301W/Phys1401V 
Grading Basis:  AF only 
Typically offered:  Every Fall 
Credits:  4.0 [max 4.0] 
Course Equivalencies:  Phys 1202W/1302W/1402V 
Typically offered:  Every Fall & Spring 
Credits:  4.0 [max 4.0] 
Course Equivalencies:  00079  Phys 1202W/1302W/1402V 
Grading Basis:  AF only 
Typically offered:  Every Spring 
Credits:  4.0 [max 4.0] 
Course Equivalencies:  Phys 2303/2403H/2503 
Typically offered:  Every Fall 
Credits:  4.0 [max 4.0] 
Typically offered:  Every Spring 
Credits:  3.0 [max 3.0] 
Typically offered:  Every Fall & Spring 