The physics department offers a minor, subject to the general rules on minors. Descriptive Astronomy (50:100:306) may be counted toward the minor, but may not be used as a 300-level course in satisfaction of the requirements for the minor.
Physics Minor for Bachelor of Science (B.S.) Computer Science Majors
Since Elements of Modern Physics (50:750:232) and Computer Hardware and Interfacing (50:750:308) are requirements for the B.S. in computer science, these contribute 12 credits toward the 18 credit minor in physics. It is therefore relatively easy to complete a minor in physics. The additional credits may be fulfilled by taking two of the following courses, one of which must be a laboratory course.
50:750:232 Elements of Modern Physics (3)
50:750:233 Electric Circuits I (3)
50:750:234 Electric Circuits II (3)
50:750:235 Electric Circuits Laboratory I (corequisite 50:750:233)
50:750:236 Electric Circuits Laboratory II (1) (corequisite 50:750:234)
50:750:253 Mechanics I (3)*
50:750:291 Mechanics of Materials (3)
50:750:307 Electronics (3)
50:750:311 Electronics Laboratory (1) (corequisite 50:750:307)
50:750:354 Physics Computer Laboratory (3)
*50:750:253 is an equivalent to a statics course in an engineering department.
Notes: Elements of Modern Physics (50:750:232) provides the physics background needed for an understanding of quantum computing. Physics Computer Laboratory (50:750:354) involves the use of computers to solve physics and engineering problems. It is not a laboratory course in the usual sense.