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Astronomy Minor

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Department Chairperson:

Alessandro Massarotti
Office: Shields Science Center 303
Phone: 508-565-1430

Mission of the Program

A minor program in Astronomy is intended to provide a basic understanding of the solar system and the universe, and to provide additional development of physical and mathematical reasoning skills, beyond those provided by the student’s major. A minor program in Astronomy is an excellent complement to programs in Mathematics, Chemistry, Computer Science, or Life Sciences, especially for students planning on teaching at the secondary level, or for elementary education students with an interest in science. The emphasis on quantitative skills also makes the minor useful for Business or Economics majors especially those who will seek employment in science-related businesses.

The minor in Astronomy requires the completion of six courses:

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