Astronomy and Astrophysics Minor

Interested in stargazing while pursuing another major?

Then consider our minor! Our astronomy and astrophysics minor gives students who are not majoring in our department the opportunity to pursue an interest in astronomy, as well as access our state-of-the-art facilities. This minor program matches well with a major in mathematics.


Bachelor of Arts
Bachelor of Science
  1. AST 113(3) or 114(4) or 115(4); 311(3)

  2. Complete two of the following: AST 313(3), 315(3), 317(3)

  3. Complete additional physics or astronomy courses to bring total to 18 hours with no more than 10 hours of courses numbered below 300. Recommended electives: AST 110(1) if AST 113(3) or 114(4) was taken; PHY 123(4), 124(4), 386(1), 486(1)

A brilliant spiral galaxy

M51 the Whirlpool Galaxy
Image taken at Baker Observatory