Planetary Science and Astronomy, Minor

Program Code: PASTR_UMNR

Program Requirements

Requirement Credits
Requirements for the Minor 19

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 401Fundamentals of Planetary Science and Astronomy4
ASTRO 402WAstronomical Telescopes, Techniques, and Data Analysis3
Additional Courses
Additional Courses: Require a grade of C or better
Select one of the following:3
Astronomical Universe Keystone/General Education Course
The Sky and Planets Keystone/General Education Course
Stars, Galaxies, and the Universe Keystone/General Education Course
Elementary Astronomy Keystone/General Education Course
Elementary Astronomy Laboratory Keystone/General Education Course
Astronomical Methods and the Solar System Keystone/General Education Course
Select three of the following:9
The Big Bang Universe Keystone/General Education Course
Black Holes in the Universe Keystone/General Education Course
Life in the Universe Keystone/General Education Course
Astronomy of the Distant Universe Keystone/General Education Course

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