Departments & Programs


Minor in Astronomy and Astrophysics
A program leading to a minor in astronomy and astrophysics is provided for students who have a serious interest in the field but do not plan to major in the subject. To obtain a minor in astronomy and astrophysics, a student must take the following courses: A221, A222, PHYS-P 301 and two of AST A305, A320, A450, A451, A452, or A453. Altogether, these provide at least 17 credit hours. A student must take all necessary prerequisites, including some mathematics and physics classes. Students may substitute one 300-400 level astronomy course and/or PHYS-P 301 with other 300-400 level courses in related fields (physics, mathematics, or computer science) with the permission of the Director of Undergraduate Studies. The cumulative GPA of all courses taken for the minor must be at least 2.000.