for the Minor in Astronomy
department website: https://astro.illinois.edu/
department faculty: Astronomy Faculty
overview of college admissions & requirements: Liberal Arts & Sciences
college website: https://las.illinois.edu/
The minor in astronomy is designed to broaden the student's knowledge of science and our place in the universe. The minor in Astronomy will benefit especially those students who are eager to learn astronomy but who do not anticipate it to be their career. The Astronomy minor is also suitable for students who intend to pursue careers in areas that may benefit from a good knowledge of astronomy such as aerospace industry, science writing, scientific journalism, or science teaching in schools.
|Select one of the following:||3-6|
|Introduction to Astronomy 1|
|Solar System and Worlds Beyond|
and Stars and Galaxies 1
|Introduction to Astrophysics|
|300- or 400-level courses taught by the Department of Astronomy 2||9|
|Courses at any level taught by the Department of Astronomy 2||3-6|
|Minimum total hours||18|
No more than 4 hours of ASTR 390 will be counted towards the minor.