# Physics Minor

## Department of Natural Sciences

The physics minor is suitable for students with an interest in the application of mathematical tools to fundamental scientific laws. The program emphasizes both mathematical ideas and classic experiments. To satisfy the minor, students must take three courses, two at the 3000-level or above, and a capstone at the 4000-level or above.

**Tracks are not required, but examples of possible course sequences in the physics minor are:**

**Biomedical Track**

PHY 3001 General Physics II

PHY 3500 Biological Applications to Physics (cross-listed as BIO 3500)

PHY 4130 Modern Physics

**Astrophysics Track**

PHY 3010 Quantitative Physics I

PHY 3020 Quantitative Physics II

PHY 4201 Astrophysics

**Particle Physics Track**

PHY 3010 Quantitative Physics I

PHY 3020 Quantitative Physics II

PHY 4140 Nuclear and Particle Physics

**Computational Physics and Finance Track**

PHY 3004 Physics on the Computer with Python

PHY 3020 Quantitative Physics II

PHY 4004 Statistical Physics with Applications to Mathematical Finance

**Theoretical Physics Track**

PHY 3010 Quantitative Physics I

PHY 3020 Quantitative Physics II

PHY 3200 Methods of Theoretical Physics – Recommended

PHY 4130 Modern Physics or PHY 4400 Special Topics in Theoretical Physics

**Students are free to construct their own minor from any set of three physics courses satisfying the general conditions for the minor. **

Students are expected to complete the minor requirements in place at the time they are officially accepted into their programs. Please review the College Bulletin for the relevant academic year.

## Contact

Department of Natural Sciences

646-660-6200

Professor Peter Orland

646-660-6205