2023-2024 Academic Catalog

Minor in Astronomy

The Minor in Astronomy is an ideal complement for students in two general categories.

  • Students currently majoring in engineering or the sciences.
  • Students who have taken the introductory Math and Physics courses required of engineering and science majors, but have since changed their majors. While all science students are invited to complete the astronomy minor, students who are not required to complete an introductory sequence of Physics courses as part of their major, may find scheduling more difficult. Students majoring in Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Mathematics, and Physics are the main target for this minor.


Core Requirements
PHY 152General Physics3
PHY 153General Physics3
AST 201General Astronomy3
Select three of the following:9
Methods in Observational Astronomy
Introduction to Astrophysics
Stellar Astrophysics
Total Credits18