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Minor - Astronomy

Minor - Astronomy


A minor in Astronomy familiarizes students with the main concepts in astronomy, astrophysics and cosmology. It introduces the main facts about the solar system, stellar and galactic astronomy, and cosmology; develops some of the theory needed to understand the astrophysics of those systems; and teaches students some of the observational techniques, including telescopes and astrophotography.

Course Requirements

The minor in astronomy requires a total of 15 credit hours in lecture and laboratory courses. This includes either Astr 101 or Astr 103, Astr 204, and an additional 9 credit hours chosen from Astronomy courses at the 300-level or 400-level, or Phys 317.

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