Physics Minor Course Requirements

The courses required for a minor in physics at Rutgers, Newark are listed below. Please contact the Physics Undergraduate Program Coordinator, Dr. Diane Jammula, for advising.

Required Introductory Courses

 Course Number Course Name Credits Offered
21:750:213 University Physics I 4 Fall
 21:750:205 Introductory Physics Laboratory I 1 Fall
21:750:214 University Physics II 4 Spring
 21:750:206 Introductory Physics Laboratory II 1 Spring

*With permission can substitute General Physics for University Physics.


Required Core Course

 Course Number Course Name Credits Offered
 21:750:316 Introduction to Modern Physics 3 Fall


Physics Minor Electives - Pick 3 of the below courses. Please review prerequisits carefully and discuss with the Physics Undergraduate Program Coordinator.

 Course Number Course Name Credits Offered
21:750:315 Introductory Thermodynamics 3 Spring
 21:750:333 Applications of Mathematics to Physics 3 Fall
21:750:361 ExternalMechanics I 3 Fall (NJIT or RU-NB)
21:750:385 ExternalElectromagnetic Fields and Waves 3 Fall (NJIT or RU-NB)
21:750:450 Physics Education 3 Fall & Spring
21:750:461 Computational Methods in Applied Physics 3 Spring
21:750:320 Astronomy & Astrophysics I 3 Fall (NJIT)
21:750:321 Astronomy & Astrophysics II 3 Spring (NJIT)
21:750:322 Observational Astronomy 3 Spring (NJIT)
21:750:418 Fundamentals of Optical Imaging 3 Spring (NJIT)
21:750:446 Solid State Physics 3 Fall & Spring (NJIT)
21:750:480 Special Topics in Applied Physics 3 Fall (NJIT)

*Course offerings are subject to change. With permission can substitute another 3-credit physics course at the 300 level or above.

A grade of D or lower for any class will not count towards the physics minor.

Physics Major and Minor Course Requirements are also listed in this google document.