Minor in Physics

Physics and technology go hand in hand, with physics providing the foundation for a broad range of technical fields. This minor will expand your understanding of physics beyond the introductory level, deepening your understanding of fundamental principles, developing your analytical skills, and enhancing your ability to keep abreast of an ever-changing technological world. Depending on your choice of 300/400-level physics courses, a total of 21-25 hours is required.

To declare a minor in physics, first read the information about minors on the Office of the Provost website. From there, print the Statement of Intent to Pursue an Undergraduate Minor form.

Get departmental approval from academic advisor Merissa Jones in 290W Loomis Lab. You may schedule an appointment with her by emailing majones2@illinois.edu.

Requirements for a Minor in Physics

Course Number Prerequisites
PHYS 211 (4 hrs) MATH 220 or MATH 221
PHYS 212 (4 hrs) PHYS 211; credit or concurrent registration in MATH 241
PHYS 213 (2 hrs) PHYS 211; credit or concurrent registration in MATH 241
or PHYS 214 (2 hrs) PHYS 212
PHYS 225 (2 hrs) Credit or concurrent registration in PHYS 212
PHYS 325 (3 hrs) PHYS 225; credit or concurrent registration in MATH 285
plus any two 300/400-level physics courses (6-10 hrs), excluding PHYS 419 and PHYS 420