Undergraduate Degree & Course Catalog

Physics Minor - Program Requirements


North Campus
Buffalo, NY 14260
John Cerne
Director of Undergraduate Studies

Completing the Physics Minor Program

Academic Advice

In order to be admitted to the degree program, students should contact the Undergraduate Director of the Department of Physics, Professor John Cerne at jcerne@buffalo.edu; 716-645-2542; or 128 Fronczak Hall.

Transfer Credit Policy

Transfer students from accredited institutions are granted acceptance to the Physics minor if they satisfy the following requirements with a minimum GPA of 2.0:

Academic transfer credit is granted for physics and mathematics courses completed with a grade of C or better that are suitable to the department’s degree programs.

SUNY Seamless Transfer is a SUNY-wide program intended to make transferring to UB and other SUNY Schools simple and efficient for SUNY students. SUNY has defined courses that SUNY students can take before transferring which will apply to the major at UB and ensure timely graduation. Students are encouraged to contact their academic advisor or department to discuss how their coursework will apply to their degree.

Prerequisite Courses

MTH 141 College Calculus I
MTH 142 College Calculus II
PHY 107 General Physics I or PHY 117 Honors Physics I
PHY 108 General Physics II or PHY 118 Honors Physics II
PHY 158 General Physics II Lab

Required Courses

PHY 207 General Physics III or PHY 217 Honors Physics III (lab is not required)
PHY 208 General Physics IV (lab is not required)
PHY 301 Intermediate Mechanics I
PHY 403 Electricity and Magnetism I
One 300/400-level PHY elective course (excluding PHY 497, 498, and 499; PHY 401 Quantum Mechanics I - fundamentals is strongly recommended)

Total Credit Hours Required

Total Credits Required for Minor/Certificate  33

Minors and certificates must be completed in conjunction with a major and all university degree requirements must be met.

Students should consult with an academic advisor to determine how any transfer or exam credit might be utilized in meeting general education, prerequisite, or major requirements.

Published: August 16, 2018 09:19:55 AM