Minor in Applied Physics

The applied physics minor is open to anyone who has an interest in the field. This option is mainly for anyone wanting to pursue an industrial career in physics.

We have two options within the applied physics minor: electronics or nanoscience.

This minor works well with majors in:

Concentrations

Electronics

If you choose the electronics option, you will take electronics classes and study topics like:

  • semiconductor components
  • power supplies
  • transistor amplification
  • integrated circuit operational amplifiers
  • active filters
  • oscillators
  • function generators

Credits Required

Questions?

If you want to learn more about this minor, contact Joel Bryan.

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Courses

Classes you will take include:

  • PHYC 120 General Physics 1
  • PHYC 122 General Physics 2
  • MATH 165 Calculus 1
  • MATH 166 Calculus 2
  • PHYC 354 Electronics 1
  • PHYC 356 Electronics 2

For a complete list of all the courses you will take and their descriptions, please see our Course Catalog.

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The nanoscience option will teach you basic concepts, underlying principles, theories, and applications of modern physics. Some topics include:

  • special relativity
  • quantum physics
  • atomic structure and models
  • molecules
  • solids

Credits Required

Questions?

If you want to learn more about this minor, contact Joel Bryan.

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Courses

Classes you will take include:

  • PHYC 120 General Physics 1
  • PHYC 122 General Physics 2
  • PHYC 260 Introduction to Modern Physics
  • PHYC 466 Condensed Matter Physics
  • MATH 165 Calculus 1
  • MATH 166 Calculus 2
  • APHY 310 Intro to Nanoscience and Technology

For a complete list of all the courses you will take and their descriptions, please see our Course Catalog.

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Enroll in this Minor

To enroll in this minor, contact your advisor.