The Physics minor allows the student to select a pathway in Physics or Astronomy. The Astronomy pathway has a technical and non-technical option.
All courses for the minor must be taken at Stanford University for a letter grade, and a grade of 'C-' or better must be received for all units applied toward the minor except as noted in the following paragraph.
Students who take the PHYSICS 20 series, 40 series, or 61, 71, 81 courses at Stanford in support of their major may count those units towards the minor. Students who have already learned the material in some of the required introductory physics courses may petition to substitute more advanced courses (generally Physics Electives) instead for the minor. This petition must be approved by the Director of Undergraduate Studies. Interested students should contact the Student Services Officer in the Physics Department. In no case will this reduce the total number of courses required for the minor.
The minor declaration deadline is three quarters before graduation, typically the beginning of the Autumn Quarter if the student is graduating at the end of the Spring Quarter.