Aug 10, 2020  
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Astrophysics Minor


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Astrophysics is an important and well-represented subdiscipline of physics. It includes the study of the solar system, galactic and extra-galactic astrophysics, as well as cosmology. A minor in this field combines a theoretical approach with observational analysis. There is also opportunity to do research in this field.

While the Department of Physics offers minors in both physics and astrophysics, it is not possible to receive minors in both fields. A physics minor is not an option for physics majors.

These degree requirements are subject to periodic revision by the academic department, and the College reserves the right to make exceptions and substitutions as judged necessary in individual cases. Therefore, the College strongly urges students to consult regularly with their major advisor and CLAS advisor to confirm the best plans of study before finalizing them.

Program Delivery

  • This is an on-campus program.

Declaring This Minor

  • Please see your advisor.

General Requirements

To earn a degree, students must satisfy all requirements in each of the areas below, in addition to their individual major requirements.

Program Requirements

  1. The astrophysics minor requires a total of 17 semester hours, in which no grade below a C (2.0) may be used to meet the requirements for the minor.
  2. At least 6 semester hours taken for the minor must be completed at the Denver Campus.
  3. Requirements for the minor in astrophysics may be used to fulfill the requirements of the major in physics.
  4. However, a student majoring in physics who wants to minor in astrophysics needs to take 15 semester hours in astrophysics that do not overlap with the major.