Astronomy Minor

Minor - Astronomy (Minor)

College Humanities & Sciences

Degree Specific Credits: 25

Required Cumulative GPA: 2.0

Catalog Year: 2017-2018

Note: Mathematics prerequisites for the Astronomy minor are M 171, M 172, and M 273


Lower Division Physics Courses10
College Physics
Physics with Calculus
Lower Division Astronomy Courses6-7
Core Course
Core Elective
Total Hours25-26

Lower Division Physics Courses

Note: The Physics with Calculus series (PHSX 215N - PHSX 218N) is strongly recommended.

Select one of the following sequences:10
Algebra- and Trigonometry-based:
College Physics I
and College Physics I Laboratory
College Physics II
and College Physics II Laboratory
Fund of Physics w/Calc I
and Physics Laboratory I w/Calc
Fund of Physics w/Calc II
and Physics Laboratory II w/Calc
Total Hours10

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Lower Division Astronomy Courses

Rule: Complete the following subcategories of courses

6-7 Total Credits Required

Core Course

Rule: Complete all of the following courses

ASTR 131NPlanetary Astronomy3
Total Hours3

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Core Elective

Rule: Choose 1 of the following courses

ASTR 132NStars, Galaxies, and the Universe3-4
or ASTR 142N The Evolving Universe
Total Hours3-4

Minimum Required Grade: C-


Select three of the following:9
Planetary Science
Galactic Astrophysics
Observational Astronomy
Stellar Astr & Astrophys I
Total Hours9

Minimum Required Grade: C-