Astronomy Minor

Minor - Astronomy

College of Humanities & Sciences

Degree Specific Credits: 25-26

Required Cumulative GPA: 2.0

Catalog Year: 2020-21

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

Summary

Lower-Division Physics Courses

10

Lower-Division Astronomy Courses

6-7

Core Course

Core Elective

Electives

9

Total Hours

25-26


Lower-Division Physics Courses

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

Code

Title

Hours

Complete one of the following Physics sequences:

10

Algebra- and Trigonometry-based Physics:

PHSX 205N
& PHSX 206N

College Physics I
and College Physics I Laboratory

PHSX 207N
& PHSX 208N

College Physics II
and College Physics II Laboratory

Calculus-based Physics:

PHSX 215N
& PHSX 216N

Fund of Physics w/Calc I
and Physics Laboratory I w/Calc

PHSX 217N
& PHSX 218N

Fund of Physics w/Calc II
and Physics Laboratory II w/Calc

Total Hours

10

Minimum Required Grade: C-


Lower-Division Astronomy Courses

Rule: Complete the following subcategories of courses. 6-7 total credits required.

Core Course

Code

Title

Hours

Complete the following course:

ASTR 131N

Planetary Astronomy

3

Total Hours

3

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Core Elective

Code

Title

Hours

Complete one of the following courses:

ASTR 132N

Stars, Galaxies, and the Universe

3-4

or ASTR 142N

The Evolving Universe

Total Hours

3-4

Minimum Required Grade: C-


Electives

Code

Title

Hours

Complete three of the following courses:

9

ASTR 351

Planetary Science

ASTR 353

Galactic Astrophysics

ASTR 362

Observational Astronomy

ASTR 363

Stellar Astr & Astrophys I

Total Hours

9

Minimum Required Grade: C-