Minor in Astrophysics

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

Program Requirements

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.

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Enroll in this Minor

To enroll in this minor, contact your advisor.

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