Consider a Minor in Physics!

By all means, consider first being a Physics Major!

If you are not a Physics Major and have successfully passed the 3-semester Elementary Physics sequence PHY203/204/205, you are only 6 credits away from being able to declare a Minor in Physics.

If you have also passed the course PHY306: Elementary Modern Physics, there is just one more 3-credit physics course required for the Minor in Physics.

Here are some of the choices:

PHY322: Mechanics (every fall)
PHY331: Electricity and Magnetism (every spring)
PHY334: Optics (occasionally)
PHY410: Computational Physics (every spring)
PHY420: Introduction to Thermodynamics and Statistical Mechanics (every fall)
PHY425: Acoustics (occasionally)
PHY451: Introduction to Quantum Mechanics (every fall)
PHY455: Solid State Physics (every spring)
PHY491B: General Relativity (occasionally)
PHY491D: Astrophysics (occasionally).

In today's professional world, interdisciplinary skills are considered very desirable and are highly regarded when seen on your resume. A Minor in Physics may give you the edge.

If your packed schedule is a problem, consider the following: PHY306 is scheduled to be offered not only during every spring semester, but also in the second summer session.

The formalities are minimal: Pick up a "minor fields of study" form in the Physics Office or elsewhere. List all physics courses you have taken. Once you have collected all 18 credits, have the form signed by the Physics Chairperson and by the Dean of your College. You must have at least a 2.0 GPA in the courses to be counted toward your minor.