Physics, Minor

This is the first version of the 2024–25 General Catalog. Please check back regularly for changes. The final edition and the historical PDF will be published during the fall semester.

The undergraduate minor in physics requires a minimum of 15 s.h. in physics coursework, including 12 s.h. taken at the University of Iowa from the course list below. Students must maintain a grade-point average of at least 2.00 in all courses for the minor and in all UI courses for the minor. Coursework in the minor may not be taken pass/nonpass.

Course # Title Hours
12 s.h. from these:
PHYS:1612Introductory Physics II4
or PHYS:2703 Physics III
PHYS:2704Physics IV3-4
Physics courses numbered 3000 or above

Both PHYS:2703 Physics III and PHYS:2704 Physics IV have prerequisites, as do most physics courses numbered 3000 or above. Students must complete a course's prerequisites before they may enroll in the course.