If you have a background in math or science, this minor will provide you with the entry-level skills needed for a career in professional observational astronomy or astrophysics.
As a graduate, you may seek employment in observatories or continue your education with graduate programs in astronomy or astrophysics.
This minor works well with majors in:
What You Will Learn
Expect rigorous coursework in this minor, with a course sequence that involves a three-hour lecture and two-hour lab each week.
You will take:
- a year of calculus
- a year of calculus-based physics
- a two-semester introduction to astronomy and astrophysics
This program consists of coursework in astrophysics, physics, and calculus.
Total Credits: 26
If you want to learn more about this minor, contact John Millis.
Classes you will take include:
- ASTR 330 Astrophysics 1
- ASTR 332 Astrophysics 2
- MATH 165 Calculus 1
- MATH 166 Calculus 2
- PHYC 120 General Physics 1
- PHYC 122 General Physics 2
For a complete list of all the courses you will take and their descriptions, please see our Course Catalog.
Enroll in this Minor
To enroll in this minor, contact your advisor.