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Astronomy Minor

The APSU Astronomy Minor is a versatile minor for students interested in the subject. It is suitable for students who desire a non-mathematical minor in the subject, but can also be combined with a Physics Major and more advanced astronomy electives for students wishing to pursue Astronomy or Astrophysics in graduate school.

Required courses (20 credit hours):
  • Astr 1010/1011 Planetary Astronomy (4)
  • Astr 1020/1021 Stellar Astronomy (4)
  • And 12 hours of 2000-level or higher astronomy electives (below)
Electives (some courses have pre/co-requisite requirements):
  • Astr 2010 Problems in Planetary Astronomy (1)
  • Astr 2020 Problems in Stallar Astronomy (1)
  • Astr 3005/3006 Observational Astronomy (2)
  • Astr 3010 History of Astronomy (3)
  • Astr 3020 Cosmology (3)
  • Astr 3030/3031 Methods and Instrumentation in Astronomy (3)
  • Astr 3040 Astrobiology (3)
  • Astr 4000/4001 Astrophotography and Image Processing (3)
  • Astr 4010 Astrophysics I: Introduction to Stellar Structure and Evolution (3)
  • Astr 4020 Astrophysics II: Galactic Structure and Cosmology (3)
  • Astr 4150/4160/4170 Special Topics in Astronomy (1/2/3)
  • Astr 4151/4161/4171 Research Experience (1/2/3)
  • Astr 4950/4960/4970 Independent Study in Astronomy (1/2/3)