Physics Minor

General Requirements

  • Students must meet with a college advisor to declare a minor and review the course requirements.
  • A grade of C or higher is required in all courses for the minor.
  • A minimum of 12 credit hours of the minor must be completed at FGCU.
  • Students desiring certification of a minor and designation on their academic transcript must verify that the minor is displayed on their Graduation Application.

Specific Information

Complete each of the following:

PHY 2048 General Physics I (3)
PHY 2048L General Physics I Laboratory (1)
PHY 2049 General Physics II (3)
PHY 2049L General Physics II Laboratory (1)

Complete six credit hours from the following:

AST 3211 Essentials of Astrophysics (3)
PHY 3101 Intro. to Modern Physics (3)
PHY 3221 Intermediate Mechanics (4)**
PHY 3323 Electricity and Magnetism (3)**
PHY 3513 Thermal-Statistical Physics (3)
PHY 4151C Computational Physics (3)
PHY 4604 Introduction to Quantum Theory (3)
PHY 4905 Directed Independent Study (1-3)*
PHY 4910 Directed Independent Research (1-3)*

*A maximum number of 3 credits combined from these courses can be used to fulfill the minor requirement.
**These are highly recommended for students considering becoming physics majors or who wish to pursue graduate or professional school in physics-related areas. 

Catalog Year: 2021-2022

Total Semester Hours Required: 17 Hours