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Physics and Astronomy Department

Minor - Astronomy

The Astronomy minor offered by the Department of Physics and Astronomy requires completion of the physics and astronomy courses taken at San José State University with a grade of "C" (2.0 GPA) or better.

University Graduation Requirements

To be awarded a minor, at least 12 units of coursework must be completely distinct and separate from the coursework in the major (University Policy S16-4).


Course Requirements

Requirements of the Major21
PHYS 050. General Physics/MechanicsB1+B34
PHYS 051. General Physics/Electricity and MagnetismB1+B34
PHYS 052. General Physics/Waves, Light, HeatB1+B34
Or take PHYS 50 series equivalents
ASTR 117A. Astrophysics I3
ASTR 117B. Astrophysics II3
ASTR 155. Topics in Modern Astronomy and Astrophysics3

Total Units:21