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.
|Required Prerequisite Courses *|
|Contemporary Physics I|
|Contemporary Physics II|
|Contemporary Physics III|
|PHYS 311||Classical Mechanics I||4.0|
|PHYS 312||Classical Mechanics II||4.0|
|PHYS 321||Electromagnetic Fields I||4.0|
|PHYS 231||Introductory Astrophysics||3.0|
|PHYS 232||Observational Astrophysics||3.0|
|PHYS 431||Galactic Dynamics||3.0|
|PHYS 409||Astrophysics Seminar **||2.0|
Two terms, one credit each term.
Because of the overlap in requirements between the astrophysics and the physics minors, a student would be prohibited from minoring in both.