Physics is the study of matter and energy and their interactions, both in nature and under man-made conditions. Physics provides both the fundamental foundation for science and technology, and the framework for understanding the world around us and the universe itself.

A minor in physics provides an opportunity for students to complements their major course of study. The choice of advanced courses allows a student to gain a deeper understanding in specific areas of physics.


A minor in physics requires 18 credits of Physics courses, of which 9 credits must be in courses at the 300 level or above taken in residence at UWM. The College of Letters & Science requires that students attain at least a 2.0 GPA on all credits in the minor attempted at UWM. In addition, students must attain a 2.0 GPA on all minor credits attempted, including any transfer work. There is latitude in the choice of credits.

Students are required to consult with the undergraduate physics advisor when planning their minor programs of study.