If you are majoring in engineering, mathematics, chemistry or other sciences and have an interest in physics, the minor in physics will give you concrete expertise and a path to a broad range of careers. A flexible mix of core and upper division courses will train you in basic and advanced concepts in theoretical and applied physics and impart technical knowledge and problem-solving skills. The advantage of a minor in physics is that it allows you to concentrate on the field of physics that interests you, be it modern electronics or classical physics.
Students pursuing a minor in physics take courses within the nationally recognized Paradigms in Physics curriculum which gives students broader instruction in problem solving across the various sub-fields of physics: electromagnetism, quantum mechanics, materials physics, statistical physics. The requirements for the minor in physics include 16 credits of introductory courses and 12 credits of selected upper-division courses.
Students from other major programs who complete introductory physics courses through PH 315 (Physics of Contemporary Challenges) have the option to complete a minor in physics with only 12 additional credits of upper-division physics.
Students interested in minoring in physics should contact the head advisor, Professor David McIntyre (firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: 541-737-1696, Weniger 311).