Minor: Astronomy and Astrophysics

Astronomy Academic Minors

An academic minor in Astronomy is not open to students with a concentration in Department of Astronomy.

Students wishing to pursue an academic minor in Astronomy and Astrophysics must develop a specific plan for its completion in consultation with the Department's designated advisor. Information about scheduling advising appointments is available from the Department office.

Astronomy and Astrophysics Minor

Effective Winter 2012 (Clarification to minimum credits made Winter 2014)

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

Astronomy and Astrophysics Academic Minor

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

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. 

Astronomy and Astrophysics Academic Minor

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.

 

Astronomy and Astrophysics Academic Minor (Fall 2011) +

Effective Fall 2011 

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

Astronomy and Astrophysics Academic Minor

The academic 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.

An academic minor in Astronomy and Astrophysics is not open to students with a concentration in Department of Astronomy.

Students wishing to pursue an academic minor in Astronomy and Astrophysics must develop a specific plan for its completion in consultation with the Department's designated advisor. Information about scheduling advising appointments is available from the Department office.

Prerequisites to the Academic Minor: Mathematics through differential equations: MATH 216 or its equivalent, and 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 160 (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 Academic Minor (effective through Summer 2011) +

Effective through Summer 2011

This academic minor will give students a good understanding of the astrophysics of stars, galaxies, and the universe, as well as a broad introduction to the Solar system.

An academic minor in Astronomy and Astrophysics is not open to students with a concentration in Department of Astronomy.

Students wishing to pursue an academic minor in Astronomy and Astrophysics must develop a specific plan for its completion in consultation with the Department's designated advisor. Information about scheduling advising appointments is available from the Department office.

Prerequisites to the Academic Minor: Mathematics through differential equations: MATH 216 or its equivalent, and PHYSICS 140/141, 240/241, 340/341, and 390.

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 160 (preferred) or 102 or 112.

    2. Introduction to the Solar System: ASTRO 101 or 111.

  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.

 


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