Jul 14, 2024  
2024-2025 Undergraduate Catalog 
2024-2025 Undergraduate Catalog

Astronomy Minor

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Program: Minor
Department of Physics  
College of Science

Kettler Hall 126B ~ 260-481-6306

If you are interested in neutron stars, black holes, near earth asteroids, exoplanets and dark matter, join us and earn a minor in astronomy.  The department offers a number of opportunities for students including educational events held at the UFO - “Undergraduate Fun Observatory”.

Declaring this Minor:

Program Requirements:

  • The catalog term for the minor will match that of your major degree program
  • At least 6 credits must be earned as resident credit at the 2000+ level or above
  • You must earn a grade of C- or higher for all courses required in the minor
  • A minor is not awarded if requirements are not completed by the time your major degree is certified for graduation

To earn the minor in Astronomy, you must fulfill the following requirements in addition to those noted above:

Total Credits: 22

Student Responsibility

You are responsible for ensuring that you satisfy all graduation requirements specified for each selected program.  Thus, it is essential that you develop a thorough understanding of the required courses, academic policies, and procedures governing your academic career.  If you cannot complete all program requirements by your stated graduation date but fail to remove those from your plan of study, the Registrar’s Office in consultation with your academic advisor will remove unmet pursuits from your plan of study. Changing curricular records during the graduation term of application may affect state or federal financial aid awards. All requests for exceptions to specific requirements must be made in writing and may be granted only by written approval from the appropriate chair or dean. 

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