Astronomy and Astrophysics, Minor

Program Code: ASTRO_UMNR

Program Requirements

Requirement Credits
Requirements for the Minor 22-23

Requirements for the Minor

A grade of C or better is required for all courses in the minor, as specified by Senate Policy 59-10.

Prescribed Courses
Prescribed Courses: Require a grade of C or better
ASTRO 291Astronomical Methods and the Solar System Keystone/General Education Course3
ASTRO 292Astronomy of the Distant Universe Keystone/General Education Course3
PHYS 211General Physics: Mechanics Keystone/General Education Course4
Additional Courses
Additional Courses: Require a grade of C or better
Select 6-7 credits of the following:6-7
Additional ASTRO 400-level courses
Mechanics of Fluids
Aerodynamics II
Space Astronomy and Introduction to Space Science
Astrobiology
Planetary Atmospheres
Intermediate Optics
Supporting Courses and Related Areas
Supporting Courses and Related Areas: Require a grade of C or better
Select 6 credits from 400-level ASTRO courses (except ASTRO 496)6

Academic Advising

The objectives of the university’s academic advising program are to help advisees identify and achieve their academic goals, to promote their intellectual discovery, and to encourage students to take advantage of both in-and out-of class educational opportunities in order that they become self-directed learners and decision makers.

Both advisers and advisees share responsibility for making the advising relationship succeed. By encouraging their advisees to become engaged in their education, to meet their educational goals, and to develop the habit of learning, advisers assume a significant educational role. The advisee’s unit of enrollment will provide each advisee with a primary academic adviser, the information needed to plan the chosen program of study, and referrals to other specialized resources.

READ SENATE POLICY 32-00: ADVISING POLICY

University Park

Robert Morehead
Assistant Teaching Professor and Associate Head, Undergraduate Programs
507 Davey Lab
University Park, PA 16802
814-863-9684
rcm242@psu.edu

Contact

University Park

DEPARTMENT OF ASTRONOMY AND ASTROPHYSICS
525 Davey Lab
University Park, PA 16802
814-865-0418
rcm242@psu.edu

http://astro.psu.edu