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Required Courses

Students with strong interest in astronomy or having astronomy-related career aspirations are encouraged to complete the astrophysics minor.

The minor includes:

  • a year of calculus
  • a year of calculus-based physics
  • a two-semester Introduction to astronomy and astrophysics course sequence

The program provides a strong background in the basic physics and astronomy principles necessary for success in the field.

To review complete course information, see the undergraduate catalog.

Courses required to complete the astrophysics minor (26 hours):

Prefix Course title Credit hours
ASTR 330 Astrophysics 1 4
332 Astrophysics 2 4
PHYC 120 General Physics 1 5
122 General Physics 2 5
MATH 165 Calculus 1 4
166 Calculus 2 4

Department of Physics and Astronomy
Ball State University
Cooper Physical Science Building, room 101
Muncie, IN 47306

Hours: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday (Summer Hours: 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.)
Phone: 765-285-8860
Fax: 765-285-5674
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