Astronomy Area of Study (Area of Study, 2020-2021)

Program Info

Degree Type
Area of Study

Program Description


ASTR-131: Descriptive Astronomy and ASTR-133: Introductory Astronomy Laboratory are ideal for the student with little or no prior scientific or mathematical experience who wishes to explore astronomy or science in general, as well as for students preparing to be secondary school science teachers. They also provide a good introductory survey for students planning advanced study of astronomy. ASTR-231: General Astronomy serves as a more in-depth introduction to astronomy. ASTR-133: Introductory Astronomy Laboratory can be taken as the lab-component for either ASTR-131: Descriptive Astronomy or ASTR-231: General Astronomy. Students interested in majoring in astronomy at a four-year school should take ASTR-231: General Astronomy, as well as PHYS-231: Engineering Physics I and PHYS-232: Engineering Physics II.

Students interested in majoring in general science should consider completing the Science Associate in Science degree. This program gives students the option to complete science courses that align with their interests, strengths, or personal goals.

Requirements are subject to change. The information represented here is effective starting Fall 2017 and applies to the current catalog year. If you were admitted prior to this year, please check your requirements under the My Progress section of HFC Self Service.