2024-2025 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
    Jul 22, 2024  
2024-2025 Undergraduate Catalog

Physics Minor


Return to {$returnto_text} Return to: Undergraduate Programs

Requirements for Minors

  • At least 50% of the minor courses must be unduplicated, i.e., not used to simultaneously satisfy credit requirements of the major, core curriculum, or additional minors.
  • At least 50% of the minor courses must be completed in residence at UNH.
  • A minimum GPA of 2.0 is required in the minor (programs may set higher requirements).
  • A student may not declare a major and minor in the same program.

The physics minor introduces the students to the core concepts in mechanics, electromagnetism, thermal physics, and quantum physics. It also provides further opportunities to study analytical mechanics, electrodynamics, theory of relativity, quantum mechanics, statistical physics, astrophysics, and nuclear/particle physics. The minor is suitable for students in engineering, physical sciences, and life sciences. It can also serve other students who have a preparation in calculus-based physics.

By completing this minor, students will be able to:

  • Apply general principles of the basic subfields of physics to solve problems.
  • Explain natural phenomena using the laws of physics, mathematical/computational techniques, and experimental/observational tests.

The physics minor requires a total of 17 credits of work in physics. Students should plan their minor in consultation with a faculty adviser in the Department of Mathematics and Physics. 

Required Courses for Physics Minor


Return to {$returnto_text} Return to: Undergraduate Programs