In a broad sense, the aim of physics as a discipline is to develop interconnected unifying threads bridging the vast number of seemingly diverse phenomena observed in the physical world around us. The minor provided students with the opportunity for additional study in physics in order to build a secondary area of expertise in support of their major or other areas of interest.
Notes about this minor:
- The minor is closed to students majoring in physics.
- Posting of the minor on the student's academic transcript requires a minimum GPA of 2.0 in the minor.
|MATH-181||Project-based Calculus I|
|MATH-182||Project-based Calculus II|
|PHYS-211||University Physics I|
|PHYS-212||University Physics II|
|PHYS-213||Modern Physics I|
|PHYS-283||Vibrations and Waves|
|Choose three of the following (at least one must come from Group A and at least one from Group B):|
|PHYS-315||Experiments in Modern Physics|
|PHYS-316||Advanced Laboratory in Physics|
|PHYS-377||Advanced Computational Physics|
|PHYS-214||Modern Physics II|
|PHYS-320||Mathematical Methods in Physics|
|PHYS-360||Introduction to Chaotic Dynamics in Physics|
|PHYS-411||Electricity and Magnetism|
|PHYS-440||Thermal and Statistical Physics|
Quarter Curriculum - For Reference Only
Effective fall 2013, RIT converted its academic calendar from quarters to semesters. The following content has been made available as reference only. Currently matriculated students who began their academic programs in quarters should consult their academic adviser for guidance and course selection.
Students have the opportunity for additional study in physics in order to build a secondary area of expertise in support of their program or other areas of interest.
1017-311 University Physics I
1017-312 University Physics II
1017-313 University Physics III
1017-314 Modern Physics I
1017-318 Vibrations and Waves
Electives—Choose three of the following (at least one must come from Group A and at least one from Group B):
1017-321 Introduction to Laboratory Techniques
1017-374, 378 Experiments in Modern Physics I, II*
1017-431 Electronic Measurements
1017-315 Modern Physics II
1017-401 Intermediate Mechanics I
1017-411 Electricity and Magnetism I
1017-415 Thermal Physics
1017-455 Physical Optics
1017-440 Stellar Astrophysics
1017-480 Mathematical Methods in Physics I
1017-522 Quantum Mechanics I
Note: Other courses may be considered on an individual basis. See the minor adviser.
* Experiments in Modern Physics I, II (1017-374, 378) are each 2 quarter credit hours and count as one course combined.