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Physics, Minor

Saint Louis University offers a minor in physics through the School of Science and Engineering. By pursuing a minor in physics, students increase problem-solving, reasoning and analytical skills, which will give them an advantage in many career paths. A minor in physics will broaden SLU students' understanding of the world and enhance their career prospects.

This minor requires 22 credits of physics.

Required Courses
PHYS 1610
PHYS 1620
University Physics I
and University Physics I Laboratory
PHYS 1630
PHYS 1640
University Physics II
and University Physics II Laboratory
PHYS 2610
PHYS 2620
Modern Physics
and Modern Physics Lab
Elective Courses
Select three of the following (one with lab):10
PHYS 3110
Classical Mechanics
PHYS 3310
PHYS 3320
Optics Laboratory
PHYS 3410
Thermodynamics and Statistical Mechanics
PHYS 3510
Analog & Digital Electronics
PHYS 3610
Modern Physics II
PHYS 3860
Physics Research I
PHYS 3910
Co-Op with Industry
PHYS 3915
Internship with Industry
PHYS 3980
Independent Study
PHYS 4010
Nanoscience Frontiers
PHYS 4020
Experimental Physics
PHYS 4110
Intro to Biophysics
PHYS 4210
Electricity & Magnetism
PHYS 4610
Quantum Mechanics
PHYS 4840
Senior Inquiry: Thesis
PHYS 4870
Physics Research II
PHYS 4880
Senior Inquiry: Research Project
PHYS 4890
Senior Inquiry: Comprehensive Examination
PHYS 4910
Co-Op with Industry
PHYS 4915
Internship with Industry
PHYS 4930
Special Topics: Introduction to Plasma Physics
Total Credits22

Continuation Standards

Students must have a grade point average (GPA) of 2.00 in physics minor coursework to be retained in the minor.