Physics, the most basic of the natural sciences, entails the discovery and elucidation of elementary principles which shape our physical universe. Students who minor in Physics as a supplement to their major course of study will learn how these elementary principles can systematically be applied to understand diverse phenomena and solve seemingly complex problems. Graduates with training in Physics find employment in the various areas of physics and other physical sciences, technological and health industries, financial services, computer science, library science, education, communication, law, and medicine.
Physics Minor Requirements
|PHYS 251–253||Foundations of Physics I 1||12|
|or PHYS 201–203||General Physics|
|PHYS 351–353||Foundations of Physics II||12|
|PHYS 391||Physics Experimentation Data Analysis Laboratory||4|
|400-level physics course 2||4|
General Physics (PHYS 201–203) may fulfill requirements with the approval of the Physics Director of Undergraduate Studies.
All 400-level PHYS classes count towards this requirement. However, keep in mind that some classes have pre-requisites that need to be met before they can be taken. Contact the Physics Director of Undergraduate Studies if you have questions about this requirement.
Course work must be completed with grades of C– or better or P. At least 12 of the upper-division credits must be completed in residence at the University of Oregon.