2021-2022

Astronomy, Minor

Department of Astronomy and Planetary Science

College of the Environment, Forestry, and Natural Sciences

This minor provides students with a background in astronomy and physics, opening the door to fundamental questions about the origins of Earth, the stars, the galaxies, and the universe. Students will learn techniques of astronomical observation, notation, and charting.

  • A minor is earned in conjunction with a bachelor's degree.

    To receive a minor (18 to 24 units) at Northern Arizona University, you must complete a planned group of courses from one or more subject matter areas with a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.0. At least 12 units of the minor must be unique to that minor and not applied to any other minor.

In addition to University Requirements:

  • Complete individual plan requirements.

Please note that students may be able to use some courses to meet more than one requirement. Contact your advisor for details.

No more than 50% of the units used to satisfy minor requirements may be used to satisfy major requirements.

Minimum Units for Completion 20
Highest Mathematics Required MAT 137

Minor Requirements
  • Be aware that some courses may have prerequisites that you must also take. For prerequisite information click on the course or see your advisor.