The Astronomy Minor provides students an opportunity to learn about and analyze astronomical phenomena and processes. The Minor explores our current scientific understanding of the solar system, stars, galaxies, and cosmology. In addition, the Minor enhances familiarity and skills in observational astronomy, including telescope data collection, analysis, and interpretation. A Minor in Astronomy provides a background for graduate-level studies in astronomy or work in related fields. Interested students should see an Astronomy Minor Advisor.
Astronomy Minor Advisor:
For details regarding the requirements for the Astronomy Minor, please go to the Cal Poly Catalog. For information about when courses are offered, please check our 2021-22 Term Typically Offered sheet.
Application for the Astronomy Minor
Please fill in the worksheet linked here, either with the information on when (quarter/year) you *took* the required classes (if applicable) or when (quarter/year) you are *planning* on taking the required classes. To help you with the planning, we recommend filling in this worksheet as soon as possible. Email the worksheet to the astronomy minor (Dr. David Mitchell, firstname.lastname@example.org) who will start the process of declaring the astronomy minor for you. You may also download the Astronomy Minor flyer for more information here.