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2009-2010 UMass Dartmouth Undergraduate Catalog 
2009-2010 UMass Dartmouth Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Environmental Physics Minor

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The Environmental Physics Minor focuses specifically on the physics background needed to enter interdisciplinary environmental fields which have a significant physics content.

Students who wish to enter the program must obtain approval of the Physics Department chairperson, preferably before enrolling in upper-division courses. Students who adopt one of the Physics minors must meet the university requirements of cumulative grade point averages and total number of credits. In addition, the Physics Department requires that the cumulative grade point average in physics courses submitted for recognition of completion of a minor in physics be 2.0 or above.


  • PHY 300/400/500 Physics elective with an environmental theme - 3 credits
    See footnote * below
  • PHY One other Physics environmental elective - 3 credits
    See footnote ** below

Total credits: 18-20


* Fundamentals of Physical Oceanography is an example.

** Environmentally-related courses include PHY 162, 163, 171, 172 and 182.

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