The astronomy minor is suggested for those students who want to increase their knowledge of basic physics and astronomy as it applies to other branches of science or engineering. The minor gives students a qualitative overview of the universe, as well as a more in-depth view of some of the aspects of astrophysics.
A minor in astronomy can be of great value to students majoring in many subjects. It can broaden and deepen students’ understanding of their majors and of the surrounding universe. It can also increase their options for graduate study and employment, and it will enhance their academic record. Although students majoring in fields that are not science or technology related will find the astronomy minor more challenging than those that are, it may be of even greater value for such students because of the expanded career opportunities it can offer.