Minor in Astrophysics

Program Learning Outcomes

Students will:

  • demonstrate mastery of the core concepts and general principles of physics
  • demonstrate competent knowledge of the specific concepts, principles, and problems of the main astrophysics areas and applications
  • conduct experiments for a comparison with physical and astrophysical models and theories, and examine the results with the statistical methods of error analysis
  • formulate, solve, and interpret problems by the use of physical and astrophysical principles, via mathematical and computational techniques


20 units

Foundational Physics Sequence (12 units)

  • PHYS 110 General Physics I
  • PHYS 210 General Physics II
  • PHYS 240 Modern Physics.

Astrophysics Upper-Division Core (8 units)

  • PHYS 343 Astrophysics
  • PHYS 422 General Relativity
  • PHYS 386 Special Topics in Physics Courses with a focus on major topics in Astrophysics