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Quantum Information Science & Engineering Minor

The Quantum Information Science & Engineering minor teaches students about a growing field of science and technology, combining and drawing on the disciplines of physical science, mathematics, computer science, and engineering.

Why do it?

Advances in this field will become increasingly critical to our national competitiveness in information technology during the coming century.  This minor offers an opportunity for all students, regardless of major, to learn and apply fundamental concepts related to quantum information science.


The 20-credit hour minor in Quantum and Information Science includes 12 hours of core requirements and at least 8 hours of elective courses selected from a list.

Required courses:
MATH 2114: Intro to Linear Algebra or MATH 3114: Linear Algebra
PHYS 2254: Hello Quantum World!
CHEM/PHYS 3684 Quantum Software I
CHEM/PHYS 4684 Quantum Software II
PHYS 4254: Quantum Information Technologies

Elective courses: 

Students choose between PHYS 4264: Quantum Optics and Qubit Processors or CS 4134 Quantum Computation and Information Processing, and another 5-6 credit hours of elective courses from topics such as programming in Python; computational engineering; electromagnetic fields; machine learning; cryptography; data and algorithm analysis. For a complete list of elective courses, consult the checksheet.