The Quantum Information Science Minor
This minor is designed as an introduction to quantum science ranging from fundamental physics to novel information processing paradigms and experimental techniques. Students will gain laboratory experience working with research-grade quantum optics equipment, learn to program quantum computers, and develop a foundational understanding of quantum theory. This minor will prepare students for careers and/or graduate school in quantum technologies and research.
The following six courses are required for completion of the minor:
- PS 131 - Calculus Based Physics I
- PS 132 - Calculus Based Physics II
- CS 111 - Computing I
- PS 383 - Quantum Mechanics
- PS 360 - Quantum Computation
- PS 395 - Advanced Laboratory
In addition, students will have the opportunity in PS 360 - Quantum Computation to earn the IBM Quantum Developer Certification, which we feel will increase the appeal of the minor. PS 131 and 132 (Calculus-Physics I and II) may be substituted with PS 121 and 122 (GeneralPhysics I and II) and MA 180 (Calculus II) with instructor permission.