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Undergraduate Catalog 2013-2014


Astronomy

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Minor in Astronomy
A Minor in Astronomy may be earned by completing the following with grades of C- or better.  An appointment must be made to register for the minor before final 30 credits are taken. Please contact Department for complete rules and procedures.
 

    Credits
ASTR100 Introduction to Astronomy, or 3 or
 ASTR101   General Astronomy, or 4 or
ASTR1--    any other Introductory sequence in Astronomy ?
     
  One from:  
ASTR220 Collisions in Space - The Threat of Asteroid Impact 3
ASTR230 The Science and Fiction of Planetary Systems 3
     
  Three from:  
ASTR300 Stars and Stellar Systems 3
ASTR305 Astronomy and the Media 3
ASTR330 Solar System Astronomy 3
ASTR340 Origin of the Universe 3
ASTR380 Life in the Universe - Astrobiology 3
ASTR498 Special Problems in Astronomy 3
CRSxx Or a course approved by the department 3

 

Minor in Planetary Science
A Minor in Planetary Science may be earned by completing the following with grade of C- or better.  An appointment must be made to register for the minor before final 30 credits are taken.  Please contact Department for complete rule, and procedures.

The minor will require 19-22 credits:
 
One of the following:    
ASTR 100 Introduction to Astronomy 
ASTR 101 General Astronomy 4
ASTR 120 Astrophysics I or equivalent transfer course(s) 3
     
One of the following:    
GEOL 100/110 Physical Geology wih Lab 4
GEOL 120/110 Environmental Geology with Lab 4
     
One of the following:    
ASTR 330 Solar System Astronomy 3
ASTR 430 The Solar System 3
     
Three of the following: (At least one course must be from Geology and one from Astronomy.  At least 6 credits must be at the 300-400 level.)  
ASTR 220 Collisions in Space 3
ASTR 380 Life in the Universe 3
ASTR 498 Special Problems in Astronomy 3
GEOL 322 Mineralogy 4
GEOL 340 Geomorphology 4
GEOL 437 Global Climate Change, Past and Present 4
ASTR/GEOL ??? An approved Astronomy or Geology course 3-4

At least one course in the must be from Geology and one from Astronomy.  At least 6 credits must be at the 300-400 level.

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