Astronomy (Minor)

Arts and Sciences
Earth and Physical Sciences

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Course Descriptions
Course descriptions can be found in the online PDF version of the Bulletin

Astronomy is the comprehensive study of the objects of the sky. It should be noted that Astronomy is offered only as a minor at York College. Offerings include studies of the origin, physical nature and motion of the Sun, Moon, stars, galaxies, and planets and the structure, possible history and future of the Universe. Astronomy courses exist at York College at both the non-science and science major levels and are open to all students with appropriate prerequisites.

Several astronomy courses can be used to fulfill Area Requirements in natural science for non-science majors. Such courses include: Astronomy 101, Astronomy 102, and Astronomy 140. Science majors may also select these non-science major courses to fulfill general electives. Advanced level courses that make use of the York College Observatory, such as Astronomy 301, are also available.

Minor Design for Astronomy

ASTR301 Observational Astronomy 

Astronomy* Courses at the 200-level or above

*Suitable courses from other disciplines may be substituted  
ASTR201 The Solar System 
ASTR202 Stars & the Milky Way 
ASTR203 Introduction to Cosmology 
ASTR301 Observational Astronomy 
ASTR495 Independent Study 
ASTR496 Independent Study 
GEOL282 Weather and Climate 
GEOL305 Earth History 
GEOL340 Remote Sensing 
GEOL442 Geophysics 
PHYS282 Weather and Climate 
PHYS491 Astrophysics I: Planetary Astronomy 
PHYS492 Astrophysics II: Stellar Astronomy 
PHYS493 Astrophysics III: Extragalactic Astronomy 

*May be substituted with permission of discipline by Geology 282 or Physics 282.

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