Astronomy Minor

We are in the process of eliminating the astronomy minor. We will attempt to help students who have already started the minor to finish it, but new students will not be able to complete this degree.


1. A minimum of six credits from the following list of introductory astronomy courses:

PHYS 102 – Astronomy of Planets
PHYS 103 – General Astronomy
PHYS 108 – Astronomy Abroad (May Term)
PHYS 160 – Topics in Physics and Astronomy (must be an astronomy topic).

2. Either of the following two introductory physics sequences:

PHYS 231-232 – General Physics 1 and 2 (calculus-based)


PHYS 220-221 – Fundamentals of Physics (algebra-based)

3. 4 credits from the following upper level physics and astronomy classes:

PHYS 360 – Topics in Physics and Astrophysics (Must be an astronomy topic)
PHYS 370 – Independent Study or Research in Astronomy (May include a summer astronomy research program with a member of the Physics Department)

4. A minimum of four additional credits from any course listed in Sections 1 or 3.