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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 206/226* (4 credits), PHYS 207/227* (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 a Physics and Astronomy advisor (most common classes – ASTR 314, PHYS 302, PHYS 304, PHYS 331)
  • To declare a Physics minor, fill out the PHYS Minor Declaration Form and email it to advising@physics.tamu.edu. PHYS 206 and 207 must be complete before declaring.
  • Note: No substitutions of Engineering courses will be allowed.

* Engineering majors will take ENGR/PHYS 216 in place of PHYS 226 and ENGR/PHYS 217 in place of PHYS 227.

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 207/227 (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 420 (3 credits), ASTR 491 (3 credits). Three hours of ASTR 491 must be taken in a single semester and approval from the faculty member must be obtained prior to registration.
  • To declare an Astrophysics minor, fill out the ASTP Minor Declaration Form and email it to advising@physics.tamu.edu.

* Engineering majors will take ENGR/PHYS 217 in place of PHYS 227.