Optical sciences and technologies have great importance in a range of fields and applications. A stronger grasp of the field is a desirable option, particularly for majors in other science and engineering disciplines.
Students minoring in optics must earn a C or better in five optics courses, one of which must be laboratory-based.
Complete both required optics courses:
- OPT 241: Geometrical Optics
- OPT 261: Interference and Diffraction
Choose one of following optics labs:
- OPT 201: Geometrical Optics Lab
- OPT 202: Physical Optics Lab
- OPT 203: Instrumentation Lab
- OPT 204: Sources & Detectors Lab
- Independent research for credit*
Complete two 200-level, four-credit optics (with the exception of OPT 287).
Note: Most 200-level optics classes have pre-requisites in math and/or physics that must also be satisfied, unless permission of the instructor is obtained.
*Paid internships do not qualify as independent research.
How to Declare an Optics Minor
Students interested in declaring a minor in optics should meet with a faculty member of the Institute of Optics to plan a focused program of study.
The following faculty members are authorized to approve proposed minor course plans:
Students with general questions about minoring in optics may contact the optics program manager at email@example.com.