Physics (Minor)

The Minor in Physics examines the forces that give structure to galaxies, the particles that create matter, and scientific theories that help us understand our universe.

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Gain experience with experimental techniques, instrumentation, and measurement processes while developing mathematical, computational, and analytical skills. This interdisciplinary program provides the knowledge, skills, and experiences to clear a path toward achieving career goals.

The Minor in Physics explores laws and theories through topics such as the mathematical methods of physics, classical mechanics, fundamentals of quantum theory, and electromagnetism.

The rigorous interdisciplinary nature of the program prepares graduates with an understanding of how physics is interrelated with biology, chemistry, computational sciences, and engineering. Graduates are prepared for immediate entry into positions in industrial, medical, and other research laboratories and for graduate study in biophysics, solid state physics, or high-energy physics.

Program Overview

The Minor in Physics explores laws and theories through topics such as the mathematical methods of physics, classical mechanics, fundamentals of quantum theory, and electromagnetism.

Career Opportunities

A physics minor pairs well with most natural science degrees, but can pair with business or humanities degrees for interesting career opportunities, including:

  • Computational physicist
  • Biophysicist
  • Law
  • Health care

A total of 15 credit hours must be completed to earn a Minor in Physics.

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Admission to Illinois Tech is required to enroll in the Minor in Physics. Consult your academic adviser to transfer into this program.