Typical Requirements for a Physics Minor

PhysTEC graduates are required to have a physics major or minor or equivalent coursework. Typical requirements for a physics minor are summarized below, based on a survey of PhysTEC supported sites. This is intended as a guide to help evaluate minor degree plans, since requirements for a physics minor can vary from institution to institution.

Physics minor at PhysTEC supported sites

  • On average 21 semester credits in physics required, standard deviation 3 credits
  • Nearly all required 5 or more semester courses in physics
  • All required upper division courses, and nearly all required 2 or more semester courses
  • Most included modern physics, typically at the introductory level
  • Some included lab requirements beyond the introductory level
  • A few included math requirements