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Astronomy Minor

Credit Hours: 18

Minor Requirements:

Core courses:

ASTR 129/129L and 130/130L

Astronomy I (with laboratory) and II (with laboratory) or

one year of Honors Astronomy or

ASTR 231 Introduction to Astrophysics


ASTR 205

Intelligent Life in the Universe

ASTR 210

Black Holes in the Universe

ASTR 260

NASA Space Mission Design


NASA Space Mission Design Lab


NASA Space Mission Design Leadership Lab

ASTR 306

Planetary Astronomy

ASTR 311

Stellar Astronomy and Astrophysics

ASTR 377

Experimental Astronomy

ASTR 410

Black Holes: Advanced Topics

ASTR 413


GEOL 206

Planetary Geology

PHYS 101

Introductory Physics

PHYS 102

Introductory Physics

PHYS 111/111L

General Physics I (with laboratory)

PHYS 112/112L

General Physics II (with laboratory)

PHYS 298

Special Topics* (astronomy related topic)_

PHYS 301

Classical Mechanics

PHYS 340


PHYS 390


PHYS 399


PHYS 412

Special Topics*

PHYS 420

Senior Research*

PHYS 499

Bachelor’s Essay*

*Must involve astronomy and must be approved by the astronomy minor program director.


1. A maximum of three courses may be at the 100 -level.

2. Students may not receive credit for both PHYS 101 and 111, for both PHYS 102 and 112, or for both ASTR 129/130 and Honors Astronomy.

3. Students must notify the astronomy minor program director prior to graduation to receive credit for the minor on their transcript.