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2015-2016 UMass Dartmouth Undergraduate Catalog 
2015-2016 UMass Dartmouth Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Environmental Physics Minor

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

Students who wish to enter the program must meet university requirements and obtain approval of the Physics Department chairperson, preferably before enrolling in upper-division courses. 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.

A minor must be completed at the time of the degree and will be so noted on the student’s transcript.  A student cannot be readmitted to the University to complete only a minor.


  • 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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