Astronomy Minor

Astronomy is one of the oldest natural sciences that is devoted to the study of celestial objects such as moons, planets, stars, nebulae, and galaxies. The Astronomy Minor helps you learn the fundamentals of Astronomy and prepares you for Observational Astronomy.

The Truman Observatory is well-equipped with an array of telescopes including a 14-inch Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope housed in the observatory dome and three high-quality CCD cameras.

Required Courses: 16-18 Credits


The Astronomy Minor requires the successful completion of 16-18 credits of the following courses:


  • PHYS 185 – College Physics I Credits: 4 OR PHYS 195 – Physics with Calculus I Credits: 5
  • PHYS 186 – College Physics II Credits: 4 OR PHYS 196 – Physics with Calculus II Credits: 5
  • PHYS 131 – Introduction to Astronomy Credits: 4
  • PHYS 346 – Observational Astronomy Credits: 4  
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