Physics, Minor

The Minor in Physics is designed to provide a solid foundation in physics beyond the introductory course level, followed by elective courses which will familiarize the student with areas of modern physics, and the concepts and techniques employed therein. 

Undergraduate Contact Information:

Dr. James Napolitano, Chair
Science Education and Research Center, Room 406
215-204-1638

Dr. Bernd Surrow, Vice Chair
Science Education and Research Center, Room 420
215-204-1638

Dr. Zbigniew Dziembowski, Faculty Advisor (Last names A-K)
Science Education and Research Center, Room 412
215-204-7639
zbig.dziembowski@temple.edu

Dr. Tan Yuen, Faculty Advisor (Last names L-Z)
Science Education and Research Center, Room 409
215-204-5182
tan.yuen@temple.edu

Minor Requirements

Select one of the following:4
Elementary Classical Physics I (calculus-based physics or equivalent)
Honors Elementary Classical Physics I (F)
General Physics I
Honors General Physics I (F)
Select one of the following:4
Elementary Classical Physics II (calculus-based physics or equivalent)
Honors Elementary Classical Physics II (S)
General Physics II
Honors General Physics II (S)
PHYS 3301Electricity and Magnetism (F)4
or ECE 3712 Introduction to Electromagnetic Fields and Waves
PHYS 2796Introduction to Modern Physics (S)4
Six additional semester hours of Physics courses at or above the 2000-level chosen with the approval of the undergraduate Physics advisor6
Total Credit Hours22

Residency Requirements: At least 3 courses required for the minor must be completed at Temple. At least 3 Physics courses must be completed at Temple.