Astronomy, Minor

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Minimum Total Credit Hours: 26

Minimum Upper-Division Hours: 9

Program Code: N080

  • The requirements for a minor must be completed concurrently with the major degree requirements.
  • No minor may be added by completing courses after receiving the bachelor’s degree.

At least six (6) credit hours must be earned in courses acceptable for residence credit by standards set forth by the Dodge College of Arts and Sciences, excluding transfer, correspondence, and examination (AP, CLEP, Advanced Standing) credit. Courses for the minor may not be taken Pass/ No Pass.

No single course may be used by a student to satisfy a major requirement and a minor requirement. A course may be used, however, to satisfy both a major support requirement and a minor requirement. 

Requests to substitute a minor requirement must be approved in writing by the Department of Physics & Astronomy.

Required Courses

Students must successfully complete at least 26 hours of courses acceptable for major credit in Astronomy, including at least nine (9) hours at the upper-division level.

PHYS 1205Introductory Physics I for Physics Majors4-5
or PHYS 2514 General Physics for Engineering and Science Majors
PHYS 1215Introductory Physics II for Physics Majors4-5
or PHYS 2524 General Physics for Engineering and Science Majors
PHYS 2203Introductory Physics III: Modern Physics3
PHYS 3043Physical Mechanics I3
ASTR 2513Introductory Astrophysics3
ASTR 3103Stars3
ASTR 3113Galaxies and Cosmology3
MATH 2443Calculus and Analytic Geometry IV3
Total Credit Hours26
  • Minors in the Dodge College of Arts & Sciences are available to all undergraduate students at OU. If the minor is officially declared, successfully completed, and noted on the graduation application, the student’s transcript will so indicate at the time the bachelor’s degree is posted.