Overview

The Astrophysics minor is designed for non-Physics majors and minors to offer students with education in a discipline different from Physics the opportunity to expand their interest in Astrophysics and strengthen their quantitative and problem-solving skills with direct application to Astrophysics. The Astrophysics minor requires 16 or 17 credits within the Department of Physics (depending on the University Physics sequence taken), covering fundamental physics courses (one of the University Physics sequences), a course in Modern Physics (which covers, among other topics, special relativity and properties of light), and the Introduction to Astrophysics (which covers fundamental tools in astrophysics and a study of the properties of Astrophysical objects).

Curriculum Requirements

University Physics with labs (Complete one of the following sequences)10-11
University Physics I for the Sciences
and University Physics II for the Sciences
and College Physics Laboratory I
and College Physics Laboratory II
University Physics I for PRISM
and University Physics II for PRISM
and College Physics Laboratory I
and College Physics Laboratory II
University Physics I
and University Physics II
and University Physics III
and University Physics II Lab
and University Physics III Lab
University Physics I
and Honors University Physics II-III
and University Physics II Lab
and University Physics III Lab
Modern Physics (Complete the following)3
Introduction to Modern Physics
Introduction to Astrophysics (Complete the following)3
Introduction to Astrophysics
Total Credit Hours16-17