Minor Course Requirements (6 Courses Required)

APS Minor Requirements Flowchart

Elementary Course Work (Maximum of 3 Courses)

  • ASTR 1030/1040 Accelerated Introductory Astronomy 1 & 2 (Solar System / Stars & Galaxies) or (with permission) ASTR 1010/1020 Introductory Astronomy 1 & 2 .
  • ASTR 2000 Ancient Astronomies of the World
  • ASTR 2010 Modern Cosmology - Origin and Structure of the Universe
  • ASTR 2020 Introduction to Space Astronomy
  • ASTR 2030 Black Holes
  • ASTR 2040 Life in the Universe
  • ASTR/ASEN 2500 Gateway to Space
  • ASTR 2600 Computational Techniques

Advanced Course Work (Minimum of 3 Courses):

Two courses from one upper-level course sequence:
  • Planetary Sequence: ASTR 3720 Planets & Their Atmospheres AND ASTR 3750 Planets, Moons, & Rings
    OR
  • Astrophysics Sequence: ASTR 3730 Stellar & Interstellar; ASTR 3830 Galactic & Extragalactic
Plus 1 course from the following:
  • ASTR 3510 Observations & Instrumentation 1 (with instructor permission)
  • ASTR 3520 Observations & Instrumentation 2
  • ASTR 3710 Formation & Dynamics of Planetary Systems
  • ASTR 3720 Planets and Their Atmospheres
  • ASTR 3730 Astrophysics 1
  • ASTR 3740 Cosmology and Relativity
  • ASTR 3750 Planets, Moons and Rings
  • ASTR 3760 Solar and Space Physics
  • ASTR 3830 Astrophysics 2
  • ASTR 4330 Cosmochemistry
  • ATOC 4720 Introduction to Atmospheric Physics and Dynamics
  • ASTR 4840 Independent Research