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Eight credits of coursework must be unique to the minor. For policies governing all minors, see AP.5.3.4 Minors.

Banner Code: ASTR

Minor Requirements

Total credits: 18 or 20

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The minor requires completion of of all coursework with a minimum GPA of 2.00.

Core Courses

Select one from the following sequences:12-14
Sequence One:
College Physics (Mason Core)
and College Physics (Mason Core)
University Physics I (Mason Core)
and University Physics II (Mason Core)
Introductory Astronomy: The Solar System (Mason Core)
Introductory Astronomy Lab: The Solar System (Mason Core)
Introductory Astronomy: Stars, Galaxies, and the Universe (Mason Core)
Introductory Astronomy Lab: Stars, Galaxies, and the Universe (Mason Core)
Sequence Two:
University Physics I (Mason Core)
University Physics II (Mason Core)
University Physics III (Mason Core)
Introduction to Astrophysics
Total Credits12-14

Astronomy Electives

Select 6 credits from the following:6
Foundations of Cosmological Thought (Mason Core)
Stars and Interstellar Medium
RS: Methods of Observational Astronomy (Mason Core)
Planetary Sciences
Galaxies and Cosmology
Total Credits6