The department advisor is Professor Bregman. Information about scheduling advising appointments is available from the Department office.
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.
Effective Fall 2016Current
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

Mathematics through differential equations: MATH 216 or its equivalent
 PHYSICS 140/141, 240/241, and 340.
Requirements for the Minor
At least 15 credits of courses to be selected from the following categories as stated:
 Introductory Course: ASTRO 201
 Astronomy Core Courses: at least two courses chosen from among: ASTRO 361, 402, 404.
 Astronomy Electives: Remaining credits can be selected from ASTRO 399 and ASTRO 400level courses not already taken as Astronomy core.
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.
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.
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
 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.
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
 Mathematics through differential equations: MATH 216 or its equivalent
 PHYSICS 140/141, 240/241, 340/341.
Academic Minor Program
15 credits of courses as follows:
 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.
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:
 No more than two Introductory Courses from this group:

Introduction to Astronomy and Astrophysics: ASTRO 160 (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.
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:
 No more than two Introductory Courses from this group:

Introduction to Astronomy and Astrophysics: ASTRO 160 (preferred) or 102 or 112.

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