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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
- Mathematics through differential equations: MATH 216 or its equivalent
- 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:
- No more than two Introductory Courses from this group:
- Introduction to Astronomy and Astrophysics: ASTRO 201 (preferred) or 102.
- Introduction to the Solar System: ASTRO 101.
- Core Courses: at least two courses chosen from among: ASTRO 361, 402, 404.
- Electives: Remaining credits can be selected from ASTRO 399, 401, 403, 405, 406, 427.
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