Frequently Asked Questions

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General Program Questions

What if I am not in one of the 4 designated majors? Is there some way for me to pursue the minor?

Not at this time.

Can I take the ES 360M class if I am not in one of the 4 designated majors?

Possibly, but preference will be given to students in the minor.

Could I still take some of the classes involved in the minor if I am not in one of the four designated majors?

Yes, but you may find enrollment limits.

Is there anything I can do to help facilitate my major being added to list of eligible majors?

Talk to your Undergraduate Advisor and let them know they can talk to Desiderio Kovar (dekovar@austin.utexas.edu) for further information

When is ES 360M being offered in Spring 2018? Is this the only time?

  • Mondays 2-5pm.
  • Yes, this is the only time.

What is the timing of the approval process for the minor?

  • If all goes to plan, we should receive final approval some time in Spring 2018

How will I know if the minor has been approved?

We will post this to our website when it gets approved.

Will the ES 360M class count if I take it in Spring 2018 and then decide to pursue the minor?

  • If the minor is approved by UT and you are admitted to the minor, then yes.

Can I take the ES 360M class if I am not going to pursue the minor and I am in one of the 4 designated majors?

Possibly, but preference will be given to students in the minor.

What if the minor in MS&E is not approved in time to start in Fall 2018 or not approved at all?

  • The ESS 377 class should still count as an elective in your major if you are in one of the 4 designated majors.
  •  Consult with an Undergraduate Advisor/Coordinator BEFORE taking the class to make sure it will count for you!