Requirements for the minor
 

I. The minor in astronomy will consist of 19 credit hours.

A. Of those, 10 hours will include:

Course ID Course Title
PHYS 1103 Observatory Astronomy 
PHYS 1304 Solar System Astronomy 

PHYS 1305

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PHYS 1310 or PHYS 1312 General Physics II or Introduction to Electricity, Magnetism, and Waves

B. Three hours will include: 

Course ID Course Title
PHYS 3350 Intermediate Astronomy 
PHYS 4350 Astrophysics

C. The remaining 6 upper-division hours are chosen from the following: 

Course ID Course Title
GEOS 3307 Planetary Geology
PHYS/GEOS 3412 Applied Geophysics
PHYS 3321 Statistical Physics and Thermodynamics
PHYS 3322 Classical Mechanics and Nonlinear Dynamics
PHYS 3323 Introduction to Modern Physics
PHYS 3324 Math Methods in Physics
PHYS 3325 Waves and Optics
PHYS 3348 Atmospheric Physics
PHYS 3128 Summer Research II
PHYS 4128 Summer Research III
PHYS 3-90  Directed Studies – Junior Level
PHYS 4-90 Directed Studies – Senior Level 

Students may also choose one relevant 3-hour-upper-division course approved by the department chair.

The combined total of hours for 3128, 4128, 3-90, or 4-90 may not exceed 3 hours for the minor. The chair of the Department of Physics and Astronomy must approve the selected content of 3128, 4128, 3-90, or 4-90 as relevant to the minor in astronomy. 

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