Minor in Physics

Expand Your Knowledge of the Earth, Sky and Beyond

A minor in physics is an opportunity to full advantage of the University of Houston-Clear Lake’s proximity to NASA. Your physics minor will help you grasp a deeper appreciation for the inner workings of the universe while teaching you important critical-thinking skills.

Discover a Universe of Career Options

Whether your major is chemistry, biology, education or something in between, you’ll gain a richer understanding of the everyday applications of physics with this 18-hour course of study. This scientific perspective can then provide crucial insight when solving problems and devising strategies in your future career, from higher education and the sciences to a high school classroom, courtroom or boardroom.

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Degree Requirements

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Deadlines for Applying

  • Freshman Deadlines
  • Fall

    Priority - February 1
    Final - August 1

  • Spring

    Priority - September 1
    Final - December 1

  • Transfer Deadlines
  • Spring 2018
    Priority – January 4
    Final – January 16
  • Summer 2018
    Priority Deadline (Summer I and II)– May 22
    Final (Summer I) – June 5
    Final (Summer II) – July 9
  • Fall 2018
    Priority – August 13
    Final – August 27

Summer I and II Priority Application deadline for undergraduate transfer, former and non-degree seeking undergraduate/graduate students. Students who apply after this date must submit all required documentation with their paper application in the Office of Admissions and will be processed for late registration.
  • International Deadlines
  • Fall

    Priority – March 1
    Final  – June 1

  • Spring*

    Priority – August 1
    Final – November 1

  • Summer

    Priority – February 1
    Final – April 1

Students interested in qualifying for scholarships &/or applying for visas outside the U.S. should apply and submit the application documents/test scores by the priority deadline

Freshman will not be accepted for Summer semester


  University of Houston-Clear Lake

University of Houston-Clear Lake

2700 Bay Area Blvd
Houston, TX 77058
Phone: 281-283-7600

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Minor in Physics Faculty

David Garrison
David Garrison

David Garrison

Director of Graduate Programs for the College of Science and Engineering, Associate Professor and Former Chair of Physics ,
Science and Engineering

Contact number: 281-283-3796
Email: garrison@uhcl.edu
Office: B3531-2

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Ju H. Kim
Ju Kim

Ju H. Kim

Interim Dean of the College of Science and Engineering and Professor of Physics,
Science and Engineering

Contact number: 281-283-3717
Email: KimJ@UHCL.edu
Office: B3611

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Samina S. Masood
Samina Masood

Samina S. Masood

Associate Professor of Physics,
Science and Engineering

Contact number: 281-283-3781
Email: masood@uhcl.edu
Office: B3525-8

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Van E. Mayes
Van Mayes

Van Eric Mayes

Assistant Professor of Physics,
Science and Engineering

Contact number: 281-283-3764
Email: MayesV@UHCL.edu
Office: B3321

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Walter Thompson
Walter Thompson

Walter Thompson

Lecturer of Physics,
Science and Engineering

Contact number: 281-283-3768
Email: ThompsonW@UHCL.edu
Office: B3321

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Paul A. Withey
Paul Withey

Paul Withey

Program Chair of Physics, Associate Professor of Physics,
Science and Engineering

Contact number: 281-283-3799
Email: Withey@UHCL.edu
Office: B3531

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