Minor in Astrophysics
About the Minor
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.
Because of the overlap in requirements between the astrophysics minor and the physics minor, students cannot minor in both. Additionally, a physics major cannot minor in astrophysics.
Consultation with the Physics Department.
For more information about this minor, please visit the CoAS minors web page.
|Required Prerequisite Courses|
|Contemporary Physics I|
and Contemporary Physics II
and Contemporary Physics III
|Fundamentals of Physics I|
and Fundamentals of Physics II
and Fundamentals of Physics III
|PHYS 231||Introductory Astrophysics||3.0|
|PHYS 232||Observational Astrophysics||3.0|
|PHYS 311||Classical Mechanics I||4.0|
|PHYS 321||Electromagnetic Fields I||4.0|
|PHYS 431||Galactic Astrophysics||3.0|