Minor in Astrophysics
Astrophysics brings together many disparate areas of physics—gravitational physics govern the evolution of galaxies and clusters, nuclear physics dominates the cores of stars, electromagnetism governs the radiation that we use to observe these objects. Students majoring in mathematics and computer Science, as well as other disciplines, are often fascinated by the questions raised by astrophysics. The minor in astrophysics requires a total of 26.0 credits in addition to the required prerequisite courses.
Because of the overlap in requirements between the astrophysics minor and the physics minor, students cannot minor in both.
|Required Prerequisite Courses *|
|Contemporary Physics I|
|Contemporary Physics II|
|Contemporary Physics III|
|PHYS 311||Classical Mechanics I||4.0|
|PHYS 231||Introductory Astrophysics||3.0|
|PHYS 232||Observational Astrophysics||3.0|
|PHYS 321||Electromagnetic Fields I||4.0|
|PHYS 409||Astrophysics Seminar **||2.0|
|PHYS 431||Galactic Astrophysics||3.0|
Two terms, one credit each term.