FGCU Emergency Management Advisory

Sept. 27, 2022 | FGCU is canceling all classes and non-essential campus activities Thursday and Friday. FGCU leaders will evaluate methods for students to make up for lost instructional time, which will likely include the use of planned study dates as regular academic class. Please expect updates to the academic calendar once we return to normal operations. For storm updates, visit fgcu.edu/emergencymanagement.

Learn More

Physics Minor

Admission 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.

Program Requirements

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 nine 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: 2022-2023

Total Semester Hours Required: 17 Hours