Requirements for the Minor in Optics (OPT)

All courses offered for the minor must be passed with a letter grade of C or higher.

Completion of the minor requires 21 credits.

A. Basic courses:

  • PHY 132/134 or 142 Classical Physics II
  • PHY 251/252 Modern Physics and Laboratory or ESG 281 An Engineering Introduction to Solid State
  • PHY 300 Waves and Optics
  • PHY 301 Electromagnetic Theory or ESE 319 Introduction to Electro­magnetic Fields and Waves

B. At least two of the following:

*These courses may be used if the research project is in optics. Each such course must be taken for three credits and the student must obtain written approval of the Department of Physics and Astronomy for his or her research proposal before starting research.