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Astronomy Minor

Andrew Robinson, Minor Adviser
(585) 475-2726, axrsps@rit.edu

Astronomy is an interdisciplinary minor offered jointly by the department of physics in the College of Science and the Chester F. Carlson Center for Imaging Science. Students have the opportunity for additional study in astronomy in order to build a secondary area of expertise in support of their major or other areas of interest.

Course
Prerequisites
MATH-181 Project-based Calculus I
MATH-182 Project-based Calculus II
PHYS-211 University Physics I
PHYS-212 University Physics II
PHYS-213 Modern Physics I
Required Courses
PHYS-220 University Astronomy
Astrophysics
Choose one of the following:
   PHYS-370    Stellar Astrophysics
   PHYS-371    Galactic Astrophysics
   PHYS-372    Extragalactic Astrophysics and Cosmology
Experimental
Choose one of the following:
   PHYS-373    Observational Astronomy
   IMGS-461    Multi-wavelength Astronomical Imaging
   IMGS-528    Design and Fabrication of a Solid State Camera
Electives
Choose two of the following:
   PHYS-370    Stellar Astrophysics
   PHYS-371    Galactic Astrophysics
   PHYS-372    Extragalactic Astrophysics and Cosmology
   PHYS-373    Observational Astronomy
   IMGS-461    Multi-wavelength Astronomical Imaging
   IMGS-528    Design and Fabrication of a Solid State Camera
   IMGS-361    Digital Image Processing I
   IMGS-362    Digital Image Processing II
   IMGS-451    Imaging Detectors
   PHYS-493    Astrophysics Research

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Astronomy is an interdisciplinary minor offered jointly by the department of physics in the College of Science and the Chester F. Carlson Center for Imaging Science. Students will have the opportunity for additional study in astronomy in order to build a secondary area of expertise in support of their program or other areas of interest.

Prerequisites:
1017-311 University Physics I
1017-312 University Physics II
1017-313 University Physics III
1017-314 Modern Physics I

Required Course:
1017-301 University Astronomy*

Electives—Choose four of the following courses (at least one must come from Group A and at least one from Group B)

Group A
1017-440 Stellar Astrophysics
1017-442 Galactic Astrophysics
1017-443 Extragalactic Astrophysics

Group B
1017-445 Observational Astronomy
1051-446 Multi-wavelength Astronomical Imaging
1051-528 Design and Fabrication of an Experimental Solid State Camera

Remaining Electives:
1017-539 Astrophysics Research†
General Elective‡

* Only University Physics I (1017-311) is required as a prerequisite for this course.

† A maximum of 4 credits of Astrophysics Research (1017-539) will count toward the minor.

‡ Courses offered that currently qualify as a general elective include Digital Image Processing I (1051-361), Digital Image Processing II (1051-462), and Detectors (1051-465). Other courses may be offered from time to time that qualify as electives for the astronomy minor. Please contact the minor adviser for further information.