Minor in Physics (16 cr.)


The Minor in Physics aims at giving students who are literate in mathematics a basic background enabling them to approach any applied or advanced topic in physics. It makes them eligible for graduate work in physics without the need for remedial courses or a disadvantage vis-à-vis physics majors. More specifically, the Minor in Physics will:

  • Prepare students to work on advanced topics in Physics.
  • Give a math major an edge when pursuing a teaching career in sciences and mathematics.
  • Give the engineer more problem-solving techniques, crucial for his/her career.

The Minor proposed is aimed at scientifically minded students who already possess the necessary mathematical skills to tackle advanced physics courses. It will be most attractive for engineering and math students.

Admission Requirements
General requirements for admission to this minor are those of the University policy on Undergraduate Academic Minors. No additional requirements are needed.

Pool of Courses
PHS 213; PHS 303; PHS 415; PHS 4171; PHS 435 (4 cr .)

Graduation Requirements & Suggested Schedule
To satisfy the graduation requirements of a minor in Physics, a student must pass all five courses from the pool of courses above. Students are not exempted from the prerequisites of these courses. The level of mathematics required in PHS 303 and above is MAT 335. A suggested schedule is as follows:

“D” is the passing grade for each course, and the minor should be completed with a GPA of 2.0.

1- EEN 330 taken at the departments of Electrical Engineering and Computer & Communication Engineering is equivalent to PHS 417. Students from these majors may ask to replace PHS 417 with EEN 330.

2- This course is part of the undergraduate majors in Electrical Engineering, Computer and Communication Engineering, and Mathematics.