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Minor in Astronomy

A Minor in Astronomy pairs well with any academic major. It is especially recommended if you are majoring in physics, geoscience or engineering.

Program Faculty

Our experienced and diverse faculty are partners with our students. You can work side by side with them on research projects, and our small class sizes mean you get the individual attention you deserve.

Career Opportunities

A Minor in Astronomy can help prepare you for success in a variety of career fields, including astronomy, astrophysics, engineering, meteorology and planetary science.


Our Courses

The Minor in Astronomy consists of 18 credit hours (six courses, two with labs).

  • Physics 1303/1103
  • Physics 1304/1104
  • Physics 2371
  • Physics 3170
  • Physics 3371
  • Physics 3331 or Geology 4303

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