2022-2023 Course Catalog

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Astronomy (ASTR) Minor

The Minor in Astronomy requires the completion of 19 credit hours.

Required Minor Courses
PHYS 1055Introduction to Astronomy3
PHYS 1056Introduction to Astronomy3
PHYS 1155Astronomy Laboratory1
PHYS 1156Astronomy Laboratory1
PHYS 3154Observational Astrophysics2
PHYS 3655Introduction to Astrophysics3
PHYS 3656Introduction to Astrophysics3
Subtotal16
Elective Courses
Select one of the following:3
Intermediate Mechanics
Intermediate Electricity and Magnetism
Introduction to Nuclear and Particle Physics
Nanotechnology
Optics
Modern Cosmology
Introduction to General Relativity
Introduction to Biophysics
Introduction to Computational Physics
Intro to Physics of Galaxies
Cell Function and Differentiation
Evolutionary Biology
Earthquake Seismology
Volcanoes and Volcanic Processes
Astromechanics
Antennas
Radio Wave Propagation
Optical Systems
Introduction to Fluid Mechanics
Subtotal3
Total Credits19

Minimum GPA

For the courses attempted by the student for this minor, the student’s GPA must be 2.0 or higher.

Accepted Substitutions

Prerequisites and/or Corequisites

For some of the courses listed above, prerequisites and/or corequisites apply. Please check with your advisor or consult the Undergraduate Course Catalog.