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Astronomy and Astrophysics Minor

Effective Fall 2016

Exclusions:

The minors in Astronomy are not open to students with a major in Department of Astronomy.

Advising

Advising appointments are scheduled online.

Prerequisites

  1. Mathematics through differential equations: MATH 216 or its equivalent
  2. PHYSICS 140/141, 240/241, and 340.

Requirements

Minimum Credits: 15
  1. Introductory Course: ASTRO 201
  2. Astronomy Core Courses: at least two courses chosen from among: ASTRO 361, 402, 404.
  3. Astronomy Electives: Remaining credits can be selected from ASTRO 399 and 400-level courses not already taken as Astronomy core.

Astronomy and Astrophysics Minor (Winter 2012-Summer 2016)

Effective Winter 2012 (Clarification to minimum credits made Winter 2014) through Summer 2016

The minors in Astronomy are not open to students with a major in Department of Astronomy.

The minor in Astronomy and Astrophysics is offered to students with a strong background in physics and math, who wish to develop a deep expertise in astronomy.

Students with a science, math, or engineering major can often incorporate the added dimension of a minor in Astronomy and Astrophysics with only a few additional courses if their degrees already require a significant background in physics.

Prerequisites to the Minor

  1. Mathematics through differential equations: MATH 216 or its equivalent
  2. PHYSICS 140/141, 240/241, 340/341.

Academic Minor Program

At least 15 credits of courses to be selected from the following categories as stated:

  1. No more than two Introductory Courses from this group:
    1. Introduction to Astronomy and Astrophysics: ASTRO 201  (preferred) or 102.
    2. Introduction to the Solar System: ASTRO 101.
  2. Core Courses: at least two courses chosen from among: ASTRO 361, 402, 404.
  3. Electives: Remaining credits can be selected from ASTRO 399, 401, 403, 405, 406, 427.

Astronomy and Astrophysics Minor (Winter 2012-Fall 2013)

Effective Winter 2012

The minors in Astronomy are not open to students with a major in Department of Astronomy.

The minor in Astronomy and Astrophysics is offered to students with a strong background in physics and math, who wish to develop a deep expertise in astronomy.

Prerequisites to the Minor

  1. Mathematics through differential equations: MATH 216 or its equivalent
  2. PHYSICS 140/141, 240/241, 340/341.

Academic Minor Program

 15 credits of courses as follows:

  1. No more than two Introductory Courses from this group:
    1. Introduction to Astronomy and Astrophysics: ASTRO 201  (preferred) or 102.
    2. Introduction to the Solar System: ASTRO 101.
  2. Core Courses: at least two courses chosen from among: ASTRO 361, 402, 404.
  3. Electives: Remaining credits can be selected from ASTRO 399, 401, 403, 405, 406, 427.