Programs

Minor in Astronomy

The physics department offers a minor in astronomy.

The requirements for a minor are Physics 250, Physics 251, and Physics 444B.

In addition, each student must complete one of the following three sets of courses:

  • Option A: Physics 201 and Geology 121
  • Option B: Physics 303 and Physics 304
  • Option C: Physics 307 and Physics 308

Physics 350: Cosmology may be substituted for one of the advanced Physics courses in options A, B, and C.

The total number of courses required for the minor is 4.5. An average grade of at least C is required for successful completion of the minor. Comprehensive examinations are not required, but each student must present the results of the Physics 444 project during a seminar. Please note that the knowledge and skills acquired in Physics 101, 102 or Physics 103, 104 are presumed for any upper level Physics class except for Physics 250 and 251.

The knowledge and skills acquired in Physics 101, 102 or Physics 103, 104 are presumed for any upper level P hysics class except for Physics 250 and 251.