Astronomy Minor Approved

The Astronomy minor has been approved and will be available starting in the 2014-15 academic year.  Students interested will now be able to minor in Astronomy.


We are very excited to announce the official approval of our Astronomy Minor, beginning with the 2013-14 academic year. This minor is targeted at students who wish to learn more about the way our universe works in exciting upper division Astrophysics classes we offer. Like the Physics Minor, the Astronomy Minor requires the first two years of basic physics courses (without the lab in the second year), Physics 131-133 and Physics 234-235, followed by a year-long sequence of Astrophysics courses, Physics 424-426 (which can be taken in any order). The minor is especially well suited to students from engineering or non-physics science majors who may be interested in working at JPL, NASA, or in other Space or Planetary Science institutions.

For more information about the Astronomy minor, contact Professors Alex Rudolph or Matt Povich, or visit the Astronomy minor web page at: