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Minor in Astronomy


Any student who is not already majoring in Physics may receive a minor in astronomy. (Physics majors may choose instead the emphasis in Astronomy option in the Physics BS degree.) The astronomy minor consists of a minimum of 19 hours, at least 9 of which must be completed with MU authored coursework. A grade of C- or better is required for all courses in the minor.

PHYSCS 2750University Physics I5
PHYSCS 2760University Physics II5
Three additional astronomy courses at 3000/4000 level or above.9
Total Credits19

Application for Minor

To receive your minor in astronomy, you must print and fill out the minor form, have it signed by the Director of Undergraduate Studies in the Physics and Astronomy Department, and then take it to 107 Lowry Hall.