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2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Astronomy Minor


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Astronomy Minor Program Information


Department of Physics and Astronomy

P.O. Box 70652
Phone: (423) 439-4231
Web Address: www.etsu.edu/cas/physics

The astronomy minor is intended for students interested in gaining a broad overview of the physical sciences and their application to the study of the universe.

Astronomy Minor: 21 credits


A minor is a secondary area of study outside of the major program of study with a structured curriculum composed of at least 18 credits of which at least 9 credits must be at the 3000-level or above.

Addtional Requirement: 9 credits


Choose nine (9) credits from the following:

  • ASTR 3415 - Astrophysics (3 credits)
  • ASTR 3970 - Variable Stars (2 credits)
  • ASTR 4110 - Extragalactic Astronomy (4 credits)
  • ASTR 4900 - Independent Study in Astronomy (1-3 credits)
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    Generally students are expected to have taken at least one of the other upper level courses in astronomy before taking ASTR 4900, Independent Study in Astronomy.

     

    In addition to the above courses, it is recommended that students minoring in astronomy also take MATH 1910, Calculus I.

     

    Note: Physics majors who wish to minor in astronomy are permitted to count Technical Physics I and II for both the major and minor, however, the upper level astronomy classes can only be used for either the astronomy minor or the physics major, but not both at the same time.

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