An Undergraduate Minor in Physics
A Minor in physics is an excellent way of satisfying your curiosity about science while you major in another field. It is a particular asset for students competing for admission to professional schools such as law or medicine, or for students contemplating careers that require some technical background, including teaching, technical writing, information science, management in technology-oriented companies, and journalism.
The physics department welcomes students from other colleges and other majors as physics minors. Students in the S. I. Newhouse School of Public Communications are required to designate a minor. In addition to the College of Arts and Sciences, several other Colleges at Syracuse University recognize a minor in physics, including the School of Management and the School of Information Studies. Engineering students can easily complete a physics minor, as many of the courses required by the Engineering School count towards the minor.
The requirements for the minor are PHY 211 and PHY 212 (or PHY215 and 216), PHY 221 and PHY 222, and 12 credits of coursework numbered 300 or above, for a total of 20 required credits. Calculus is a pre- or co-requisite for many of these courses.
Courses in blue are required courses.
Recommended courses include: