Majors & Minors

Trinity offers a Bachelor of Science and a Bachelor of Arts in physics and minors in physics and astronomy. The department's strong curricula broadens students' understandings through rigorous courses, hands-on lab work in state-of-the-art laboratories, and competitive local and national research programs.

Physics and astronomy are closely related areas of study.

  • Physics majors study the science of matter, energy, and the interactions of forces that affect them.
  • Astronomy study ranges from familiarization with the night sky to profound observational and theoretical understandings of the origin and development of our universe.

Majors

Bachelor of Science in Physics

The B.S. in physics is designed for students who intend to enter graduate programs in physics or astronomy.

Bachelor of Arts in Physics

The B.A. in physics is well suited for students who plan to enter medical school, become teachers, or double major. 

Minors

Minor in Physics

A minor in physics consists of 18 semester hours of physics courses, at least 9  hours of which must be at the upper division level.

Minor in Astronomy

The minor in astronomy consists of 19 semester hours of astronomy-based physics courses and their laboratories, as well as 3 hours from astronomy-specific courses.