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

ASTR301Observational Astronomy 

Astronomy* Courses at the 200-level or above

*Suitable courses from other disciplines may be substituted 
ASTR201The Solar System 
ASTR202Stars & the Milky Way 
ASTR203Introduction to Cosmology 
ASTR301Observational Astronomy 
ASTR495Independent Study 
ASTR496Independent Study 
GEOL282Weather and Climate 
GEOL305Earth History 
GEOL340Remote Sensing 
PHYS282Weather and Climate 
PHYS491Astrophysics I: Planetary Astronomy 
PHYS492Astrophysics II: Stellar Astronomy 
PHYS493Astrophysics III: Extragalactic Astronomy 

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