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Astronomy Minor

D Earth & Environmental Sci
Swenson College of Science and Engineering
  • Program Type: Undergraduate free-standing minor
  • Requirements for this program are current for Spring 2012
  • Required credits in this minor: 34
  • None
The astronomy minor enhances students' understanding of the formation, structure, and evolution of the Universe while providing a sound foundation for professional programs in the sciences. The minor program covers a wide range of topics in general astronomy, comparative planetology, stellar dynamics, astrophysics, cosmology, and techniques of astronomical observation and analysis.
Program Delivery
This program is available:
  • via classroom (the majority of instruction is face-to-face)
Minor Requirements
Astronomy Required Courses (24 cr)
AST 1040 - Introductory Astronomy [LE CAT5, NAT SCI] (3.0 cr)
AST 4110 - Observational Astronomy (3.0 cr)
PHYS 2011 {Inactive} [LE CAT4, NAT SCI] (4.0 cr)
PHYS 2012 {Inactive} (4.0 cr)
PHYS 2021 - Relativity and Quantum Physics (4.0 cr)
PHYS 3561 - Astrophysics (3.0 cr)
GEOL 2120 - The Earth's Dynamic Interior (3.0 cr)
or AST 2040 - The Solar System (3.0 cr)
Math Requirement (10 cr)
MATH 1296 - Calculus I [LE CAT2, LOGIC & QR] (5.0 cr)
MATH 1297 - Calculus II [LOGIC & QR] (5.0 cr)
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