The minor in Astronomy at Eastern University prepares students for a career in astronomy through a challenging array of courses in physics, math, computer science and astronomy designed to encourage growth in not only knowledge but faith, as well.
Why Minor in Astronomy at Eastern?
- Integration of faith and academics
- The Bradstreet Observatory consists of two computerized, 16-inch telescopes.
- The Julia Fowler Planetarium features a new, automated Spitz SciDome digital projector, one of only 101 of its kind in the world.
- Dr. David Bradstreet, a global expert in eclipsing binary star research and leader in the field of digital planetarium curriculum development at universities nationwide
- Unique opportunities for non-science majors or astronomy minors to use state of the art facilities
|Course Number||Course Name||Credit|
|Core Physics Courses||16|
|ASTR 111||The Solar System||4|
|ASTR 112||Exploration of the Universe||4|
|PHYS 101||Introduction to Physics I||4|
|PHYS 102||Introduction to Physics II||4|
|An approved PHYS elective|
|Total Credit Hours:||18-19|
Full descriptions of undergraduate course offerings are available in Eastern's undergraduate course catalog.
Astronomy students graduating from Eastern University are prepared for graduate school and research in an astronomy field. Recent graduates are working as:
- Graduate students in Astronomy
- Teachers in high school
- Research assistants
- Problem solvers in Industry