The astronomy minor program allows students to expand their interest in outer space and celestial bodies into a richly rewarding, lifelong vocation. This program may provide a Physics student with the initial knowledge base for a career in astronomy or prepare a Science Secondary Education major for a career in Planetarium Education. The program is supported by two faculty and staff members and by the Whitworth Ferguson Planetarium.
GES 131 Introductory Astronomy (3 cr)
Either five courses from the list below, or three courses from the list and an approved sequence in Physics (PHY 101/PHY 102 (6 cr)or PHY 111/PHY 112 (8 cr) Note: a single Physics course can not be applied to the minor.
GES 331 Modern Solar System (3 cr)
GES 332 Stellar and Galactic Astronomy (3 cr)
GES 335 Methods of Observational Astronomy (3 cr)
GES 339 Cosmology (3 cr)
GES 431 Planetarium Seminar (3 cr)
Coordinator: Dr. J. Mack, firstname.lastname@example.org
More information about this minor may be obtained by contacting Earth Sciences and Science Education.