Students are strongly encouraged to consult with the Physics advisor, meet physics faculty engaged in Pure & Applied Physics research, attend departmental seminars, and explore ways that Physics relates to research undertaken by faculty in other disciplines.

For more information, contact:

Bodhi Rogers (Physics advisor)

Office: North Classroom 3123B

These degree requirements are subject to periodic revision by the academic department, and the College reserves the right to make exceptions and substitutions as judged necessary in individual cases. Therefore, the College strongly urges students to consult regularly with their major advisor and CLAS advisor to confirm the best plans of study before finalizing them.

Program Delivery

This is an on-campus program.

Declaring This Minor

Please see your advisor.

General Requirements

To earn a degree, students must satisfy all requirements in each of the areas below, in addition to their individual major requirements.

CU Denver General Graduation Requirements  

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Program Requirements

Students must complete a minimum of 16 PHYS credit hours.

Students must complete a minimum of 6 upper-division (3000-level and above) PHYS credit hours.

Students must earn a minimum grade of C-(1.7) in all minor courses taken at CU Denver and must achieve a minimum cumulative minor GPA of 2.0. All graded attempts in required and elective courses are calculated in the minor GPA. Students cannot complete minor or ancillary course requirements as pass/fail.

Students must complete a minimum of 9 PHYS credit hours with CU Denver faculty.

Program Restrictions, Allowances and Recommendations

A student majoring in physics cannot earn a minor in physics.


Take all of the courses in one of the following four course Physics lecture/lab sequences:

PHYS 2010 - College Physics I

PHYS 2321 - Intro Experimental Phys Lab I


PHYS 2020 - College Physics II

PHYS 2341 - Intro Experimental Phys Lab II



PHYS 2311 - General Physics I: Calculus-Based

PHYS 2321 - Intro Experimental Phys Lab I


PHYS 2351 - Applied Physics Lab I

PHYS 2331 - General Physics II: Calculus-Based

PHYS 2341 - Intro Experimental Phys Lab II


PHYS 2361 - Applied Physics Lab II


Take six upper division (3000-level or higher) PHYS credit hours of electives.