2019 - 2020
Astronomy is a natural science that studies planets, stars, galaxies, and space in general. The Department of Physics and Astronomy offers a variety of astronomy courses with different levels of depth and mathematical rigor.
A minor in astronomy is available to any Denison student. 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.
Minimum requirements for a Minor in Astronomy are:
|ASTR 100||Current Topics in Astronomy|
|ASTR 125||Quarks to Cosmos|
|or PHYS 125||Principles of Physics I: Quarks to Cosmos|
|PHYS 121||General Physics I|
|or PHYS 126||Principles of Physics II|
|PHYS 122||General Physics II|
|or PHYS 127||Principles of Physics III|
|Plus an Astronomy Elective at the 200-level or above.|
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. Early consultation with the Department is imperative. See the Physics Department section of the catalog.