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College of Letters and Science Physics Minor


A minor in physics gives you an outstanding foundation for understanding science and technology. By succeeding in a challenging field of study, you will be able to distinguish yourself when you start a job or a career!

The physics minor consists of the following:

  1. A minimum of 25 credits including Physics 111, 240, 250, 300 and other physics courses numbered above 300 not including 390 and 490. At least one elective must include a laboratory.
  2. Math 225, 226, 227.
  3. A minor in physics is certifiable for teaching only when accompanied by a certificate in another science (biology, chemistry, earth and space science, or environmental science) as part of the Natural Science for Science Teaching Certification degree.
  4. When you decide to minor in physics, register in the department office to be assured of proper advising. To be accepted as a minor you must have a minimum grade point average of 2.00 (2.75 to student teach), regardless of a declaration of academic bankruptcy. The department may grant exceptions. No more than one grade below C- in physics courses numbered 300 or above may be applied to the minor.

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