A minimum of 30 units in physics, including those in the table below, must be taken. Of these 30 units at least 12 units must be chosen from upper division courses (except that no more than 4 units may be from PHY 301, PHY 302, and PHY 303) and no more than 12 units may be at the 100-level.
The Support and Elective Course requirements of many majors include all but a few courses needed for a Physics Minor.
For a description of the contents of these courses see the Catalog listings.
|Course Number||Course Name||Units|
|PHY 131/132/133||General Physics||3 units each|
|PHY 131L/132L/133L||General Physics Laboratory||1 unit each|
|PHY 234||EM waves, optics, special relativity (Winter only)||3 units|
|PHY 235||Modern physics, Quantum mechanics, atomic physics (Spring only)||3 units|
Note: PHY 121/122/123 (College Physics) and 121L/122L/123L (College Physics Laboratory) may be substituted for the General Physics introductory courses above if these courses have already been completed at the time a student enrolls in the Physics Minor.