Minors in Astronomy & Astrophysics

Minors in Astronomy and Astrophysics allow students from other majors to expand their expertise to include the core of the astronomy and astrophysics curriculum. The minors provide an avenue for students with primary interests in other STEM fields – such as computer science, geology, and engineering – to engage with Hawaii’s extensive astronomical community.  Below, we list the required courses for each minor.  Prerequisites may be checked using the UH Mānoa Course Descriptions.

 

Minor in Astronomy (requires 15 credit hours)

  • ASTR 210 Foundations of Astronomy (3 cr)
  • One non-introductory ASTR elective at the 200-level or higher (3 cr)
  • ASTR 300 Observational Astronomy (3 cr)
  • ASTR 300L Observational Astronomy Laboratory (2 cr)
  • ASTR 301 Observational Astronomy Projects (4 cr)

Minor in Astrophysics (requires 18 credit hours)

  • ASTR 241 Foundations of Astrophysics I: The Solar System (3 cr)
  • ASTR 242 Foundations of Astrophysics II: Galaxies and Stars (3 cr)
  • ASTR 300 Observational Astronomy (3 cr)
  • ASTR 300L Observational Astronomy Laboratory (2 cr)
  • ASTR 301 Observational Astronomy Projects (4 cr)
  • One non-introductory ASTR elective at the 300-level or higher (3 cr)