Physics, Minor

Department of Applied Physics and Materials Science

College of the Environment, Forestry, and Natural Sciences

This minor is a useful adjunct for many majors and not just the obvious scientific careers such as engineering, math, astronomy, etc. With the Physics minor, students demonstrate a grasp of the way things work, of laws that govern the universe and the sub-nuclear. This minor will enhance students’ ability to keep abreast in an ever-changing technological world, so relevant to most careers.

  • A minor is earned in conjunction with a bachelor's degree.

    To receive a minor (18 - 24 units) at Northern Arizona University, you must complete a planned group of courses from one or more subject matter areas with a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.0. At least 12 units of the minor must be unique to that minor and not applied to any other minor.

In addition to University Requirements:

  • Complete individual plan requirements.

Students may be able to use some courses to meet more than one requirement. Contact your advisor for details.

No more than fifty percent of the units used to satisfy minor requirements may be used to satisfy major requirements.

Minimum Units for Completion 19
Highest Mathematics Required MAT 137

Minor Requirements
  • Take the following 19 units:

  • Be aware that some courses may have prerequisites that you must also successfully complete. For prerequisite information, click on the course or see your advisor.