Minor in Astronomy

This program is designed for students who desire additional capabilities in astronomy. The program offers enhanced preparation for graduate studies in astronomy and astrophysics. It is also aimed at students interested in careers in science education, science centers, musea, and planetaria.

Required courses for a Minor in Astronomy (21)

Course Description Credits Prerequisite Offered
PHY 2048 Physics with Calculus I 4 MAC 2311 (pre or co) Fa, Sp, Sum
PHY 2048L General Physics Lab I 1 PHY 2048 (pre or co) Fa, Sp, Sum
PHY 2049 Physics with Calculus II 4 PHY 2048 Fa, Sp, Sum
PHY 2049L General Physics Lab II 1 PHY 2049 (pre or co) Fa, Sp, Sum
PHY 3106 Modern Physics I 3 PHY 2049 Fa
PHY 3106L Modern Physics Lab I 1 PHY 3106 (pre or co) Fa
AST 3213 Modern Astrophysics 3 Sp
AST 3722 Observational Astronomy 3 PHY 3107 (pre or co) Sp
AST 3722L Observational Astronomy Lab 1 PHY 3722 (pre or co) Sp