The minor in astronomy requires a minimum of 15 s.h. in astronomy and physics courses, including 12 s.h. of course work numbered 3000 or above and 12 s.h. taken at the University of Iowa. Students must maintain a g.p.a. of at least 2.00 in all courses for the minor and in all UI courses for the minor. Course work in the minor may not be taken pass/nonpass.

Course work numbered 3000 or above must include 6 s.h. chosen from these:

ASTR:3771Introduction to Astrophysics I3
ASTR:3772Introduction to Astrophysics II3
ASTR:4850Astronomical Laboratory3

Remaining work may be chosen from any astronomy or physics courses numbered 3000 or above.

Most University of Iowa courses for the minor have prerequisites; students must complete a course's prerequisites before they may enroll in the course.