# Physics Minor

## 2024-2025

## Minor

## 26

## Mankato

## Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics

## Program Requirements

### Core

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Prerequisites:
Satisfy Placement Table in this section, MATH 115 or both MATH 112 and MATH 113 with "C" (2.0) or better. *

*Goal Areas: GE-04*

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Prerequisites:
MATH 121 with "C" (2.0) or better or consent *

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Prerequisites:
none
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*Goal Areas: GE-02, GE-03*

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Prerequisites:
MATH 121 with a "C" or better; PHYS 221 with a "C" or better. *

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Prerequisites:
MATH 121 with a "C" or better; and PHYS 221 with a "C" or better *

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Prerequisites:
MATH 122; (PHYS 222 and concurrently with PHYS 223) or PHYS 212. *

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Prerequisites:
PHYS 335 *

### Restricted Electives

Choose 2 - 4 Credit(s).

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Prerequisites:
PHYS 222 or PHYS 223; and MATH 321 or consent. *

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Prerequisites:
MATH 223 and MATH 321 and PHYS 222 *

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Prerequisites:
MATH 122 and PHYS 223 *

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Prerequisites:
CIS 121, MATH 122. Select one PHYS 222 or PHYS 223 *

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Prerequisites:
MATH 321 and PHYS 223 *

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Prerequisites:
PHYS 336 or consent *

## Policies

**Admission **is granted by the department. To be admitted to the major, a student must have a minimum of 30 earned credit hours and a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.00 ("C"). Contact the College of Science, Engineering and Technology Advising Center for application procedures.

**GPA policy**. A minimum GPA of 2.0 in physics courses is required for graduation.

**P/N grading policy**. All physics courses except PHYS 105 and PHYS 480 are open to P/N grading. However, a student majoring or minoring in physics must elect the grade option for all of the required courses except where P/N grading is mandatory.

**Residency**: A minimum of 25 percent of the required credits in physics must be taken at Minnesota State University, Mankato for both the major and the minor. Testing for credit by examination is available on a case-by-case basis as determined by the chairperson of the Physics and Astronomy department.

**BS degree, double major.** Students majoring in physics often find a second major in mathematics to be an attractive option. If the BS degree in physics is combined with a BS degree in mathematics, then the following math courses are recommended: MATH 345, MATH 422, MATH 425, and MATH 447.