Astronomy Minor

Minor - Astronomy

College of Humanities & Sciences

Degree Specific Credits: 25-26

Required Cumulative GPA: 2.0

Catalog Year: 2019-2020

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


Lower-Division Physics Courses10
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.

Complete one of the following Physics sequences:10
Algebra- and Trigonometry-based Physics:
& PHSX 206N
College Physics I
and College Physics I Laboratory
& PHSX 208N
College Physics II
and College Physics II Laboratory
Calculus-based Physics:
& PHSX 216N
Fund of Physics w/Calc I
and Physics Laboratory I w/Calc
& PHSX 218N
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

Complete the following course:
ASTR 131NPlanetary Astronomy3
Total Hours3

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Core Elective

Complete one of the following courses:
ASTR 132NStars, Galaxies, and the Universe3-4
or ASTR 142N The Evolving Universe
Total Hours3-4

Minimum Required Grade: C-


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 Hours9

Minimum Required Grade: C-