Minor in Astronomy
The 19-unit Astronomy minor program is directed toward students who are not physics majors but who could benefit from the scientific rigor and interdisciplinary nature of astronomy. Astronomy naturally cuts across several scientific disciplines including physics, biology, chemistry, computer science and planetary science.
Students with an interdisciplinary background are increasingly in high demand. In addition to excellent preparation for a variety of technical fields, students seeking involvement in science in a public capacity, e.g., teachers, science public policy advisers, or science writers, will be well prepared by the program to relate and interpret new findings to the public. Students interested in pursuing the Astronomy minor should consult the Astronomy minor advisor as soon as possible in order to design an appropriate schedule. Course substitutions may be requested and must be approved by the Astronomy faculty.
Minimum 7 upper (300-400) level units must be taken at Towson University. A grade equivalent of 2.00 or higher must be earned in each course.
|ASTR 261||INTRODUCTION TO ASTROPHYSICS||4|
|ASTR 385||ASTROPHYSICS SEMINAR||1|
|Select one of the following:||8|
|GENERAL PHYSICS I; NON CALCULUS-BASED|
and GENERAL PHYSICS II; NON CALCULUS-BASED
|GENERAL PHYSICS I CALCULUS-BASED|
and GENERAL PHYSICS II CALCULUS-BASED
|HONORS GENERAL PHYSICS I CALCULUS-BASED|
and HONOR GENERAL PHYSICS II CALCULUS-BASED
|Upper-Level Astronomy (ASTR) Electives||6|