The undergraduate minor in astronomy requires a minimum of 15 s.h. in astronomy and physics courses, including 12 s.h. of coursework 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. Coursework in the minor may not be taken pass/nonpass.
Coursework numbered 3000 or above must include 6 s.h. chosen from these:
|ASTR:3771||Introduction to Astrophysics I||3|
|ASTR:3772||Introduction to Astrophysics II||3|
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.
Sample Plan of Study
Sample plans represent one way to complete a program of study. Actual course selection and sequence will vary and should be discussed with an academic advisor. For additional sample plans, see MyUI.
|12 semester hours for the Astronomy minor must be taken at the University of Iowa.|
|MATH:1850||Calculus I a||4|
|ASTR:1771||Introductory Astronomy I: Basic Astrophysics and Planetary Astronomy||4|
|ASTR:1772||Introductory Astronomy II: Stellar, Galactic, and Extragalactic Astronomy||4|
|MATH:2700||Introduction to Linear Algebra||4|
|ASTR:3771||Introduction to Astrophysics I b||3|
|ASTR:3772||Introduction to Astrophysics II b||3|
|Minor: 3000-level or above course||3|
|Minor: 3000-level or above course (ASTR:4850 Astronomical Laboratory is recommended)||3|
- Enrollment in math courses requires completion of a placement exam.
- Typically this course is offered every other year. Check MyUI for course availability since offerings are subject to change.