Degree Requirements

2018 - 2019

Departmental Guidelines and Goals

ASTR 100 - Current Topics in Astronomy is a course in Descriptive Astronomy, designed explicitly for the non-physics major student, and may be used to satisfy one course of the science division requirement. The student who desires preparation for graduate work in Astronomy, Astrophysics, or Space Physics should pursue a major in Physics with a minor in Astronomy and is encouraged to consult early with faculty in the Physics and Astronomy Department. See Physics Department section.

Astronomy Minor

Minimum requirements for a Minor in Astronomy are:

PHYS 125Principles of Physics I
or PHYS 200 Modern Physics
PHYS 126Principles of Physics II
PHYS 127Principles of Physics III
PHYS 220Geometrical and Physical Optics
PHYS 305Classical Mechanics
PHYS 306Electricity and Magnetism
PHYS 312Experimental Physics
ASTR 100Current Topics in Astronomy
At least two upper division Astronomy courses totaling 4-8 credits
MATH 135Single Variable Calculus
MATH 145Multi-variable Calculus

Students who have taken PHYS 121 - General Physics I or PHYS 122 - General Physics II should consult with the Chair about requirements. The experimental course, PHYS 312 - Experimental Physics, may be modified to reflect the student's interest in Astronomy. Students should consult with the Department chair about the requirements. Early consultation with the Department is strongly advised. See the Physics Department section of the catalog.

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Chair of Physics & Astronomy

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