Minor - Astronomy (Minor)
College Humanities & Sciences
Catalog Year: 2014-2015
Degree Specific Credits: 25
Required Cumulative GPA: 2.0
Note: Mathematics prerequisites for the Astronomy minor are M 171, M 172, and M 273
Lower Division Physics Courses
Rule: Must complete all of the courses in one of the two options:
Note: The Physics with Calculus series (PHSX 215N - 218N) is strongly recommended.
Lower Division Astronomy Courses
Rule: Complete the following subcategories of courses
Rule: Must complete 3 of the following courses
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ASTR 351 - Planetary Science
Offered autumn even-numbered years. Prereq., PHSX 215N-216N or 205N-206N and M 162 or 171. Same as GEO 317. Physical and geological characteristics of planets, satellites, asteroids, comets, and meteoroids, with an emphasis on comparative planetology.
ASTR 353 - Galactic Astrophysics
Offered spring odd-numbered years. Prereq., ASTR 132N, PHSX 217N-218N, M 273. The nature of the Milky Way galaxy and other galaxies, galactic evolution, the large scale structure of the universe, active galaxies and quasars, and cosmology, including the early universe.
ASTR 362 - Observational Astronomy
Offered autumn even-numbered years. Prereq., ASTR 132N or 142N, PHXS 217N-218N. Laboratory study of the probabilistic behavior of light, data acquisition with telescopes, digital imaging and spectroscopy. Emphasis on fundamental statistical tools, scientific computer programming, and written and oral presentation of scientific results.
ASTR 363 - Stellar Astr & Astrophys I
Offered autumn odd-numbered years. Prereq., ASTR 132N, M 273, and PHSX 217N-218N; PHSX 343 recommended. Detailed application of physical laws to determine the nature of the stars; analysis of stellar spectra and atmospheres; solar astrophysics; structure of stars and their evolution.
|Minimum Required Grade: C-||9 Total Credits Required|