# Physics Minor

CURRICULUM MAP FOR THE GENERAL PHYSICS MINOR

A minimum of 39 units in physics, including those in the table below, must be taken. Of these 39 units at least 9 units must be chosen from upper division (300 and 400-level) PHY or AST courses (except that no more than 3 units may be from AST 3050, AST 3420, PHY 3010, or PHY 3020).

The Support and Elective Course requirements of many science and engineering majors include all but a few courses needed for a Physics Minor.

For a description of the contents of these courses see the Catalog listings.

Course Number | Course Name | Units |
---|---|---|

MAT 1140 | Calculus I | 4 |

MAT 1150 | Calculus II | 4 |

MAT 2140 | Calculus III | 4 |

MAT 2250 | Linear Algebra with Applications to Differential Equations | 4 |

PHY 1510/L | Introduction to Newtonian Mechanics/Laboratory | 4 |

PHY 1520/L | Introduction to Electromagnetism and Circuits | 4 |

PHY 2530/A | Introduction to Electromagnetic Radiation and Relativity | 3 |

PHY 2540/A | Introduction to Thermal and Quantum Physics | 3 |

**Note: **PHY 1210/L (Physics of Motion, Fluids, and Heat) and 1220/L (Physics of Electromagnetism, Circuits, and Light) may be substituted for the calculus-based 1000-level introductory physics courses above if these courses have already been completed at the time a student enrolls in the Physics Minor.