Physics, Minor


Department of Physics

Physics Minor - Requirements

PHYS 4A, 4AL, 4B, 4BL, 4C (11 units)
PHYS 102 (3 units)
Other upper-division physics (6 units)
Total (20 units)


The Physics Minor also requires a 2.0 GPA and 6 upper-division units in residence.


Our faculty members are here to teach and to do research. Several faculty members have research projects involving students.

Our classes are small: our upper-division and graduate classes usually have 10-15 students or less. Physics majors get to know each other very well. They develop friendships with peers, faculty, and staff, which extend well beyond graduation.

There are eight research/creative activity areas that are part of our current efforts: (1) Computational Physics, (2) High Energy Physics (HEP), (3) Strongly Correlated Electron Physics, (4) Nanotechnology, (5) Astronomy and Astrophysics, (6) Microbeam X-ray Fluorescence (XRF), (7) Theoretical Physics, (8) Physics Outreach. 

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