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2012-2013 CU Denver Catalog 
2012-2013 CU Denver Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Astrophysics Minor

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Astrophysics is an important and well-represented subdiscipline of physics. It includes the study of the solar system, galactic and extra-galactic astrophysics, as well as cosmology. A minor in this field combines a theoretical approach with observational analysis. There is also opportunity to do research in this field.

While the Department of Physics offers minors in both physics and astrophysics, it is not possible to receive minors in both fields. A physics minor is not an option for physics majors.

The astrophysics minor requires a total of 17 semester hours, in which no grade below a C (2.0) may be used to meet the requirements for the minor. At least 6 semester hours taken for the minor must be completed at the Denver Campus. Requirements for the minor in astrophysics may be used to fulfill the requirements of the major in physics. However, a student majoring in physics who wants to minor in astrophysics needs to take 15 semester hours in astrophysics that do not overlap with the major.

Program Requirements

Required Physics Courses:

Either of the following two sequences:

Total Required Courses: 14 Hours

Total Electives: 3 Hours

Minor Total: 17 Hours

*Topics in these classes vary, as do the number of credits which can be earned. See departmental advisor for approval.


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