Minor in Astronomy

Our Minor in Astronomy 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, museums and planetariums.

  • Courses

    This program requires 20 credit hours.

    Course (Credits)

    Offered (Pre- or co-requisites)

    PHY 2048 Physics with Calculus I (4)

    Fall, Spring, Summer (Pre or co-requisite: MAC 2311)

    PHY 2048L General Physics Lab I (1)

    Fall, Spring, Summer (Pre- or co-requisite: PHY 2048)

    PHY 2049 Physics with Calculus II (4)

    Fall, Spring, Summer (Prerequisite: PHY 2048)

    PHY 2049L General Physics Lab II (1)

    Fall, Spring, summer (Pre- or co-requisite: PHY 2049)

    PHY 3106 Modern Physics I (3)

    Fall, Spring (Prerequisite: PHY 2049, MAC 2312)

    AST 3213 Modern Astrophysics (3)

    Fall (Prerequisite: PHY 2049)

    AST 3722 Observational Astronomy (3)

    Spring (Prerequisite: PHY 2049)

    AST 3722L Observational Astronomy Lab (1)

    Spring (Pre- or co-requisite: PHY 3722)

    For more information, consult the Undergraduate Catalog.

    For lab schedules, see Astronomy Labs.

  • Application

    Current degree-seeking students should submit the Change of Program/Plan form to add a minor. Approved minor applications will be forwarded to the Registrar for processing.

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