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Physics, Minor

Requirements

Must be admitted to a bachelor degree program at UVU. A minor in physics represents a substantial investment in mastering the basics of physics and gaining suitable problem solving skills that may then be applied to other disciplines. The minor requires 20 credit hours of physics credit.

Total Program Credits: 20

Matriculation Requirements:
  1. Admitted to a bachelor degree program at UVU. 
Discipline Core Requirements: 20 Credits
  PHYS 2210 Physics for Scientists and Engineers I 4
  PHYS 2215 Physics for Scientists and Engineers I Lab 1
  PHYS 2220 Physics for Scientists and Engineers II 4
  PHYS 2225 Physics for Scientists and Engineers II Lab 1
  PHYS 3110 Modern Physics I 3
  PHYS 3115 Introduction to Experimental Physics I WE 2
Complete a minimum of 5 credits from the following courses:  5
  ASTR 3050 Astrophysics I (3)  
  ASTR 3060 Astrophysics I(3)  
  PHYS 2500 Elementary Fluids and Thermal Physics (3)  
  PHYS 2800 Introduction to Materials Physics (3)  
  PHYS 3120 Modern Physics II (3)  
  PHYS 3125 Introduction to Experimental Physics II WE (2)  
  PHYS 3230 Principles of Electronics for the Physical Sciences (3)  
  PHYS 3300 Mathematical Physics (3)  
  PHYS 3310 Advanced Mathematical Physics (3)  
  PHYS 3400 Classical Mechanics (3)  
  PHYS 3500 Thermodynamics (3)  
  PHYS 3800 Energy use on Earth (3)  
  PHYS 4210 Advanced Experimental Techniques (3)  
  PHYS 4250 Nuclear Physics  (3)  
  PHYS 4300 Computational Physics (3)  
  PHYS 4410 Electrostatics and Magnetism (3)  
  PHYS 4420 Electrodynamics (3)  
  PHYS 4510 Quantum Mechanics I (3)  
  PHYS 4520 Quantum Mechanics II (3)  
  PHYS 4600 Optics (3)  
  PHYS 4700 Acoustics (3)  
  PHYS 4800 Solid State Physics (3)  
  PHYS 490R Seminar (0.5)  
  METO 3100 Climate and the Earth System (3)  

Graduation Requirements:

  1. A minimum grade of "C" must be earned in all minor courses.

Graduation Plan

This graduation plan is a sample plan and is intended to be a guide. Your specific plan may differ based on your Math and English placement and/or transfer credits applied. You are encouraged to meet with an advisor and set up an individualized graduation plan in Wolverine Track

Milestone courses (pre-requisites for a course in one of the subsequent semesters) are marked in red and italicized.

Semester 1 Course Title Credit Hours
PHYS 2210 Physics for Scientists and Engineers I  4
PHYS 2215 Physics for Scientists and Engineers I  Lab  1
  Semester total: 5
Notes: A minimum grade of "C" must be earned in all minor courses.
Semester 2 Course Title Credit Hours
PHYS 2220 Physics for Scientists and Engineers II  4
PHYS 2225 Physics for Scientists and Engineers II  Lab  1
  Semester total: 5
Notes: A minimum grade of "C" must be earned in all minor courses.
Semester 3 Course Title Credit Hours
PHYS 3110 Modern Physics I 3
PHYS 3115 Introduction to Experimental Physics I WE 2
  Semester total: 5
Notes: A minimum grade of "C" must be earned in all minor courses.
Semester 4 Course Title Credit Hours
Complete a minimum of 5 Credits from the following courses: 5
ASTR 3050 Astrophysics I (3)  
ASTR 3060 Astrophysics II (3)  
PHYS 2500 Elementary Fluids and Thermal Physics (3)  
PHYS 2800 Introduction to Materials Physics (3)  
PHYS 3120 Modern Physics II (3)  
PHYS 3125 Introduction to Experimental Physics II WE (2)  
PHYS 3230 Principles of Electronics for the Physical Sciences (3)  
PHYS 3300 Mathematical Physics (3)  
PHYS 3310 Advanced Mathematical Physics (3)  
PHYS 3400 Classical Mechanics (3)  
PHYS 3500 Thermodynamics (3)  
PHYS 3800 Energy Use on Earth (3)  
PHYS 4210 Advanced Experimental Techniques (3)  
PHYS 4250 Nuclear Physics (3)  
PHYS 4300 Computational Physics (3)  
PHYS 4410 Electrostatics and Magnetism (3)  
PHYS 4420 Electrodynamics (3)  
PHYS 4510 Quantum Mechanics I (3)  
PHYS 4520 Quantum Mechanics II (3)  
PHYS 4600 Optics (3)  
PHYS 4700 Acoustics (3)  
PHYS 4800 Solid State Physics (3)  
PHYS 490R Seminar (0.5)  
METO 3100 Climate and Earth Systems (3)  
  Semester total: 5
Notes: A minimum grade of "C" must be earned in all minor courses.
  Degree total: 20

Department

Physics

The Physics department is in the College of Science . To find the most up-to-date information from the Physics department, visit their website.

Physics department