Photonics is the study of light-based technology and its applications. It is a rapidly growing area that has extensive interactions with nearly every other branch of science and technology. The Photonics minor is intended to build a strong background in physical and optical sciences, while developing skill in the application of mathematical and computational skills to real world problems. The Photonics minor can be useful to those wishing to pursue advanced degrees in science, engineering, or medicine by being paired with major studies in a complementary science such as chemistry, biology, engineering, or astronomy.
The minor in Photonics requires the completion of seven courses.