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Minor in Physics

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Requirements for the Minor in Physics

Physics Minor Course Requirements

Student selecting this minor must complete courses as specified in each of the following areas:

  • General Physics I. Satisfied by PHSX 211 (or PHSX 213).
  • General Physics II. Satisfied by PHSX 212 (or PHSX 214).
  • General Physics III and Intermediate Physics Laboratory. Satisfied by PHSX 313 and PHSX 316.
  • Mechanics I. Satisfied by PHSX 521.
  • Electricity and Magnetism. Satisfied by PHSX 531.
  • Physics Required Elective. Satisfied by any 3 credit hour PHSX course numbered 500 or above.

Minor Hours & Minor GPA

While completing all required courses (above), minors must also meet each of the following hour and grade-point average minimum standards:

Minor Hours
Satisfied by 21 hours of major courses.

Minor Hours in Residence
Satisfied by a minimum of 9 junior/senior (300+) hours of KU resident credit in the major. 

Minor Junior/Senior (300+) Hours
Satisfied by a minimum of 13 hours from junior/senior courses (300+) in the minor.

Minor Graduation GPA
Satisfied by a minimum of a 2.0 KU GPA in the minor. GPA calculations include all courses in the field of study including F’s and repeated courses. See the Semester/Cumulative GPA Calculator.

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