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# Minor in Physics

A minor in Physics will enhance the career options of Mathematics, Computer Science, Chemistry, Biology, and other majors.

## Program Learning Outcomes

Students will:

- demonstrate mastery of the core concepts and general principles of physics
- demonstrate competent knowledge of the specific concepts, principles, and problems of each of the basic subfields and some areas of application in physics
- conduct experiments for a comparison with physical models and theories, and examine the results with the statistical methods of error analysis
- formulate, solve, and interpret problems by the use of physical principles, via mathematical and computational techniques

## Requirements

20 units

### Lower division (12 units)

- PHYS 110 General Physics I
- PHYS 210 General Physics II
- PHYS 240 Modern Physics

### Upper-division (8 units)

- PHYS 310 Analytical Mechanics
- PHYS 312 Statistical and Thermal Physics
- PHYS 320 Electromagnetism
- PHYS 330 Quantum Mechanics
- PHYS 340 Optics
- PHYS 341 Upper-Division Laboratory I
- PHYS 371 Methods of Mathematical Physics
- PHYS 350 Physics Colloquium Note: 2 units are required

Eight (8) units of upper-division coursework are required, of which no more than two can be fulfilled by registering for the Physics Colloquium.