This minor expands upon a student's understanding of both astronomy beyond the introductory level and of fundamental principles, and further develops analytical skills. The minor is an attractive option for students majoring in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM).
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.
Total credits: 16-17
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 one introductory physics sequence:||6|
|University Physics I (Mason Core)|
|University Physics II (Mason Core)|
|Introductory and Modern Physics I (Mason Core)|
|Introductory and Modern Physics II (Mason Core)|
|ASTR 124||Introduction to Observational Astronomy||1|
|ASTR 210||Introduction to Astrophysics||3|
|Select two courses from the following:||6-7|
|Computer Simulation in Astronomy|
|RS: Methods of Observational Astronomy (Mason Core)|
|Galaxies and Cosmology|
|The Interstellar Medium|