Physics Minor

https://ceps.unh.edu/physics/program/minor/physics

This program allows students to become more deeply involved in physics without the commitment of a major.

  • The minor consists of 5 four-credit courses in physics.
  • At most only two minor courses can also fulfill a major requirement.
  • The following courses may NOT be used to fulfill minor requirements: PHYS 400, PHYS 401, PHYS 402, PHYS 409, PHYS 501.
  • Physics minors must take PHYS 407 General Physics I and PHYS 408 General Physics II or the equivalent. These two courses are prerequisites for all other physics courses.

To minor in physics, request a minor advisor at the physics office as soon as possible. Advisors assist in course selection to fit your interests, schedule, and help ensure you have met mathematical and physics prerequisites.

PHYS 407General Physics I4
PHYS 408General Physics II4
PHYS 505General Physics III3
Elective 14
Elective 14
Total Credits19

Examples of course combinations used to fulfill minor requirements:

  1. PHYS 407 General Physics I, PHYS 408 General Physics II, PHYS 505 General Physics III & PHYS 506 General Physics III Laboratory, PHYS 508 Thermodynamics and Statistical Mechanics, PHYS 615 Classical Mechanics and Mathematical Physics I
  2. PHYS 407 General Physics I, PHYS 408 General Physics II, PHYS 406 Introduction to Modern Astronomy, PHYS 615 Classical Mechanics and Mathematical Physics IPHYS 616 Classical Mechanics and Mathematical Physics II
  3. PHYS 407 General Physics I, PHYS 408 General Physics II, PHYS 615 Classical Mechanics and Mathematical Physics I, PHYS 616 Classical Mechanics and Mathematical Physics II, PHYS 703 Electricity and Magnetism I

Note: many physics courses have mathematics prerequisites. Prerequisites are listed in the course descriptions.