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Physics Minor Requirements

Note: This minor may be completed only by students admitted to the Content Focus option of Elementary Education.

Complete a minimum of 22 credits. A minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.75 is required, based on all Physics minor coursework taken on the UW–Madison campus. Courses are Physics listings unless otherwise indicated.

  • Introductory Requirement. Select one combination:
    • 201/202 General Physics, 10, and either 205 Modern Physics for Engineers, 3 or
      241 Introduction to Modern Physics, 3, or 244 Modern Physics, 3
    • 207/208 General Physics, 10, and either 205 Modern Physics for Engineers, 3 or
      241 Introduction to Modern Physics, 3 or 244 Modern Physics, 3
    • 247, 248, and 249 A Modern Introduction to Physics, 14
  • 307 Intermediate Laboratory—Mechanics and Modern Physics, 2
  • 308 Intermediate Laboratory—Electromagnetic Fields and Optics, 2
  • 311 Mechanics, 3
  • 321 Electric Circuits and Electronics, 4
  • Physics electives, if necessary, to total 22 credits