Loyola University Chicago

Department of Physics

Minor in Physics

Program Outcomes

The minor in Physics is a perfect fit for students interested in science and with aptitude in mathematics, but who do not wish to pursue a career in physics. A minor in physics gives a strong basic background in physics and mathematics that will enhance a career in other areas such as: chemistry, biology, social sciences, computational sciences, humanities, or business. 

Students take the basic lecture and laboratory physics courses with the physics majors, including a participation in the Freshman Projects; they also take the basic mathematics courses.

By completing the Minor in Physics, students will:

  • Acquire foundational knowledge in the physical sciences
  • Possess an understanding of the basic mathematics needed to solve problems
  • Acquire basic skills for analytical thinking and problem solving 
  • Gain an understanding and appreciation of interdisciplinary approach involving physical sciences, mathematics and other disciplines.

Physics Courses

PHYS 111/112/111K/112K/111L/112L will be accepted for PHYS 125/126/125L/126L with the approval of the department chair.

Mathematics Courses

Mathematics 161, 162, 263 and 264. These are ordinarily taken concurrently with the required physics courses, as shown in the first two years of a typical Curriculum Outline for the major in physics.

Physics Minor 2015