physics-minor

This minor may be completed only by students admitted to the Middle Childhood through Early Adolescence options of Elementary Education. The Department of Physics is housed in the College of Letters & Science. Students may wish to consult with an undergraduate advisor in the physics department to discuss course selection and other issues related to this field of study.

Physics Undergraduate Advisors

Professor Dan McCammon
6207 Chamberlin Hall
608-262-5916

Professor Stefan Westerhoff
4209 Chamberlin Hall
608-262-3989

Professor Michael Winokur
5106 Chamberlin Hall
608-262-5425

This minor may be completed only by students admitted to the Middle Childhood through Early Adolescence options of Elementary Education. Students admitted to the Content Focus option are asked to identify the minor of their choice when admitted to the program. Students admitted to the other Middle Childhood through Early Adolescence options should fill out a minor declaration form available in Education Academic Services, Room 139 Education Building.

Complete a minimum of 22 credits. A minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.75 is required, based on all Physics minor coursework taken on the UW–Madison campus.

Introductory Requirements

Select one option of the following:13-14
Option 1:
General Physics
and General Physics
Select one of the following:
Modern Physics for Engineers
Introduction to Modern Physics
Modern Physics (Primarily for ECE Majors)
Option 2:
General Physics
and General Physics
Select one of the following:
Modern Physics for Engineers
Introduction to Modern Physics
Modern Physics (Primarily for ECE Majors)
Option 3:
A Modern Introduction to Physics
A Modern Introduction to Physics
A Modern Introduction to Physics

Additional Course Requirements

PHYSICS 307 Intermediate Laboratory-Mechanics and Modern Physics2
PHYSICS 308 Intermediate Laboratory-Electromagnetic Fields and Optics2
PHYSICS 311 Mechanics3
PHYSICS 321 Electric Circuits and Electronics4
Select physics electives, if necessary, to total 22 credits