Photonics Minor Photonics Minor The photonics minor provides the core set of knowledge and skills necessary to participate in the rapidly growing opportunities in optical science and engineering. Breadcrumb photonics minor Majors-and-Minors-left MENU Explore Academic Majors and Minors Academic Majors American Politics Major Applied Statistics and Data Sciences Major Chemical Engineering Major Chemistry Major Civil Engineering Major Computer Science Major Cyber Science Major Defense and Strategic Studies Major Economics Major Electrical Engineering Major Engineering Management Major Engineering Psychology Major English Major Environmental Engineering Major Environmental Science Major Foreign Area Studies: Africa Major Foreign Area Studies: East Asia Major Foreign Area Studies: Eurasia Major Foreign Area Studies: Europe Major Foreign Area Studies: Latin America Major Foreign Area Studies: Middle East Major Foreign Language: Arabic Major Foreign Language: Chinese Major Foreign Language: French Major Foreign Language: German Major Foreign Language: Persian Major Foreign Language: Portuguese Major Foreign Language: Russian Major Foreign Language: Spanish Major Geography Major Geospatial Information Science Major History Major International Affairs Major Kinesiology Major Law and Legal Studies Major Life Science Major Management Major Mathematical Sciences Major Mechanical Engineering Major Nuclear Engineering Major Operations Research Major Philosophy Major Physics Major Sociology Major Space Science Major Systems & Decision Sciences Major Systems Engineering Major Academic Minors Aeronautical Engineering Minor America in the World Minor American Foundations Minor Applied Statistics Minor Cyber Security Minor Diversity and Inclusion Studies Minor Engineering Management Minor General History Minor Geography Minor Grand Strategy Minor Network Science Minor Nuclear Science Minor Photonics Minor Regional Studies Minor Robotics Minor Space Science Minor Systems Engineering Minor Terrorism Studies Minor War Technology and Society Minor Guidance on Choosing an Academic Major Overview Courses Enrichment Photonics is a broad discipline and encompasses lasers, imaging, fiber optics, night vision, and remote sensing among others. Cadets enrolled in the photonics minor will use cutting-edge research and study the production and harnessing of ultraviolet, visible, and infrared light. To learn more about this area of study, visit the Department of Physics and Nuclear Engineering. Required Courses EE362 INTRODUCTION TO ELECTRONICS EE483 PHOTONICS ENGINEERING PH384 APPLIED OPTICS PH485 LASER PHYSICS Sample Electives PH365 MODERN PHYSICS PH489 ADV INDIV STUDY IN PHYSICS EE480 OPTICAL FIBER COMMUNICATIONS EE489 ADV IND STUDY IN ELECT ENGR To learn more, view the full Photonics Minor Curriculum. Cadets in this minor have the opportunity to work with the West Point Photonics Research Center on photonics related research with a focus on presenting at conferences and publishing in relevant journals. To learn more about enrichment for this area of study, visit the Department of Physics and Nuclear Engineering or the Photonics Research Center.