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Minnesota State University, Mankato

Minnesota State University, Mankato

Curriculum

Page address: http://cset.mnsu.edu/pa/ugrad/ast-curriculum.html

Requirements for the BS in Astronomy

(Effective Fall 2008)

Required General Education (8 cr)

  • MATH 121(4) Calculus I
  • PHYS 221(4) General Physics I

Required Support Courses (23 cr):

  • MATH 122(4) Calculus II
  • MATH 223(4) Calculus III
  • MATH 321(4) Ordinary Differential Equations
  • PHYS 222(3) General Physics II
  • PHYS 223(3) General Physics III
  • PHYS 232(1) General Physics II Lab
  • PHYS 233(1) General Physics III Lab
  • PHYS 335(3) Modern Physics I

Required for Major (Core, 47 cr):

  • AST 201(2) Spherical Astronomy
  • AST 215(4) Astronomy & Astrophysics I
  • AST 225(4) Astronomy & Astrophysics II
  • AST 353(2) Photometry I
  • AST 354(2) Photometry II
  • AST 355(2) Astrometry
  • AST 357(2) Spectroscopy
  • AST 420(3) Stellar Astrophysics
  • AST 421(3) Stellar Structure
  • AST 430(3) Galactic Structure
  • AST 431(3) Extragalactic Astronomy
  • PHYS 441(4) Mechanics
  • PHYS 447(3) Electricity & Magnetism I
  • PHYS 448(3) Electricity & Magnetism II
  • PHYS 461(4) Quantum Mechanics
  • PHYS 465(3) Computer Applications in Physics

Additional General Education (36 cr)

Required Minor: None

4-Year Sequences for the BS in Astronomy



Requirements for the Minor in Astronomy

(Effective Fall 2008)

Required General Education (8 cr)

  • MATH 121(4) Calculus I
  • PHYS 221(4) General Physics I

Required Support Courses (10 cr):

  • MATH 122(4) Calculus II
  • PHYS 222(3) General Physics II
  • PHYS 223(3) General Physics III

Required for Minor (Core, 13 cr):

  • AST 125(3) Observational Astronomy
  • AST 201(2) Spherical Astronomy
  • AST 215(4) Astronomy and Astrophysics I
  • AST 225(4) Astronomy and Astrophysics II