Astrophysics is the application of physics to the whole universe. Using principles of energy, momentum, and forces, students learn how stars work, where the planets came from, and how the universe will end. Students will learn how telescopes are used to observe the night sky and computers model systems ranging from orbiting asteroids to colliding galaxies. 24 credit hours of physics and astronomy courses are required for the minor.
Required Courses: (24 credits)
Heat, Electricity and Optics
(or PHYS 26100 and one credit hour of PHYS 27000)
|PHYS 34200||Modern Physics|
|ASTR 36300||Intermediate Astronomy I|
Intermediate Astronomy II