Physics Minor

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Physics at UW-Platteville

UW-Platteville does not offer a major in physics. There are, however, two different paths to a minor in physics. The minor is administered by the Engineering Physics faculty and staff.

For those seeking to test out of a physics course, please see our test-out policy.

Minor in Physics

Minor with Science Emphasis

A minor in Physics is an excellent complement to Engineering, Math, or Chemistry majors. The minor requires 24 credits including two semesters of calculus-based physics (PHYS 2240 and 2340) and one semester of modern physics (PHYS 3140). The remaining 12 credits may be selected from the following: EP 3240, EP 3640 (EE 3140), EP 4140 (EE 4620), EP 4220, EP 4980, or EP 4990. See the catalog for descriptions of these courses.

Minor with Education Emphasis

A minor in Physics education prepares a student for certification to teach physics in high school. This is an excellent complement for students planning to teach any high school science or math. The minor requires 24 credits including two semesters of calculus-based physics (PHYS 2240 and 2340), astronomy and lab (PHSC 1310, 1340) and modern physics (PHYS 3140). The remaining credits may be selected from the following: ENGRPHYS 3640 Electric & Mangetic Fields, ENGRPHYS 4140 Applied Optics, ENGRPHYS 4220 Quantum Mechanics, INDUSTSTUD 2260 Electronic Circuits, GE 2930 Electric Circuits, and GE 2630 Thermoscience. See the catalog for descriptions of these courses.

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