This minor expands upon a student's understanding of both astronomy beyond the introductory level and of fundamental principles, and further develops analytical skills.

Policies

Eight credits of coursework must be unique to the minor and students must complete all coursework with a minimum GPA of 2.00. For policies governing all minors, see AP.5.3.4 Minors.

Banner Code: ASTR

Minor Requirements

Total credits: 16

Students should refer to the Admissions & Policies tab for specific policies related to this program.

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

Select 16 credits of astronomy courses as follows:16
Select one or more courses from the following:
Astronomy (Mason Core)
The Solar System (Mason Core)
Stars, Galaxies, and the Universe (Mason Core)
Introduction to Astrophysics
Select one or more courses from the following:
The Solar System Lab (Mason Core)
Stars, Galaxies, and the Universe Lab (Mason Core)
Finding New Worlds (Mason Core)
Introduction to Observational Astronomy
Select two or more courses from the following:
Astrobiology
Foundations of Cosmological Thought (Mason Core)
Stars
Computer Simulation in Astronomy
RS: Methods of Observational Astronomy (Mason Core)
Planetary Science
Galaxies and Cosmology
Exoplanets
The Interstellar Medium
Total Credits16