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Minors

Minors offered by The Department of Physics and Astronomy:

Physics Minor (not open to Physics majors)

Students who wish to complete a minor in physics must satisfy the following requirements with a C or better:

  • PHYS 218(4 credits), PHYS 208/219* (4 credits), PHYS 221 (3 credits), and PHYS 309 (3 credits)
  • 3 hours of physics at the 300 – 400 level (excluding PHYS 485 and PHYS 491), selected in conference with an advisor (most common classes – ASTR 314, PHYS 302, PHYS 304)
  • To declare a Physics minor, make an appointment with an Academic Advisor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy. PHYS 218 and 208 must be complete before declaring.
  • Note: No substitutions of Engineering courses will be allowed.
  • * PHYS 219 is not offered at TAMU, but may be a transfer equivalency

Astrophysics Minor (open to all majors)

Students who wish to complete a minor in astrophysics must satisfy the following requirements with a C or better:

  • PHYS 208 (4 credits), ASTR 314 (3 credits), ASTR 320 (2 credits)
  • 6 hours of ASTR courses from the following: ASTR 401 (3 credits), ASTR 403 (3 credits), ASTR 491 (3 credits). ASTR 491 requires permission from the instructor.
  • To declare an Astrophysics minor, make an appointment with an Academic Advisor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy.

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