Minor in Physics

in The Grainger College of Engineering

The Minor in Physics will expand your understanding of physics beyond the introductory level and deepen your understanding of fundamental physical principles. You will enhance your analytical skills, while developing your ability to keep abreast of an ever-changing technological world.

Depending on your choice of 300- and 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.

Get departmental approval from Senior Academic Advisor Merissa Milton 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