Northern Kentucky University

Undergraduate Catalog 2015-16

Physics and Geology Minors

Minor in Astronomy

Astronomy is the study of the universe and its contents including planets, stars, galaxies, and clusters. A minor in astronomy would be particularly useful to students majoring in the physical or biological sciences and math. An astronomy minor can help expand employment and educational opportunities in graduate school, government and industry. The minor in astronomy requires 27 to 29 credit hours. At least nine of those credit hours must be 300 level or above.

Requirements for Minor: Astronomy

Credits

AST 110

Solar System Astronomy with Laboratory

4

AST 115

Stars, Galaxies, and Cosmology with Laboratory

4

PHY 211

 

PHY 213

 

PHY 220

 

PHY 222

 

PHY 224

General Physics with Laboratory I

--and---

General Physics with Laboratory II

--OR

University Physics with Laboratory I

--and--

University Physics with Laboratory II

--and--

University Physics with Laboratory II

10 or 12

AST 310

Astronomical Techniques

3

AST 315

 

AST 394

Introductory Astrophysics

--OR--

Topics: Astronomy

3

Select three credit hours from the following:

PHY 320

Physical Optics

 

AST 325

Geology of the Planets

 

AST 392

Directed Research: Astronomy

3

AST 397

Special Projects: Astronomy

 

AST 399

Independent Study in Astronomy

 

AST 492

Directed Research: Astronomy

 

TOTAL CREDITS

27-29

Minor in Geology

A minor in geology consists of 21 credit hours, of which at least 12 must be at the 300 level or above. A minor in geology, emphasizing courses in environmental geology and hydrogeology, is particularly appropriate for students majoring in environmental science. The minor in geology is most appropriate for students who wish to have a background in geology to support another major.

Minor in Physics

The minor in physics requires 21credit hours of physics and astronomy. Credit in PHY 110 cannot be applied to the minor.

Requirements for Minor: Physics

Credits

PHY 211

 

PHY 213

 

PHY 220

 

PHY 222

 

PHY 224

General Physics with Laboratory I

--and

General Physics with Laboratory II

--OR--

University Physics with Laboratory I

--and

University Physics with Laboratory II

--and--

University Physics with Laboratory III

10 or 12

Select one course from the following:

AST 325

Geology of the Planets

 

PHY 305

Statics

 

PHY 310

Dynamics

 

PHY 315

Introduction to Astrophysics

3

PHY 320

Physical Optics

 

PHY 330

Mathematical Physics

 

PHY 360

Thermodynamics

 

PHY 361

Modern Physics

 

Electives (PHY or AST, but not PHY 110)

6-8

TOTAL CREDITS

21

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Undergraduate Catalog 2015-16

The Catalog

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University Accreditation

About NKU

Program Offerings

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University Policies and Procedures

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College of Informatics

Pre-Professional and Interdisciplinary Programs

Course Descriptions

Course Description Notes

Accounting Courses (ACC)

Anthropology Courses (ANT)

Arabic Courses (ARI)

Art Courses (ART)

Astronomy Courses (AST)

Athletic Training Program Courses (ATP)

Biological Sciences Courses (BIO)

Business Informatics Courses (BIS)

Black Studies Courses (BLS)

Business Courses (BUS)

College of Arts and Sciences Courses (CAS)

Cooperative Education Courses (CEP)

Chemistry Courses (CHE)

Chinese Courses (CHI)

Cinema Studies Courses (CIN)

Computer Information Technology Courses (CIT)

Construction Management Courses (CMGT)

Communication Studies Courses (CMST)

Communication Courses (COM)

Counseling Courses (COU)

Computer Science Courses (CSC)

Career and Technical Education Courses (CTE)

Dance Courses (DAN)

Data Science Courses (DSC)

Economics Courses (ECO)

Education – Special Education Courses (EDS)

Education Courses (EDU)

Engineering Technology Courses (EGT)

Electronic Media and Broadcasting Courses (EMB)

English Courses (ENG)

English Developmental Courses (ENGD)

Entrepreneurship Courses (ENTP)

Environmental Science Courses (ENV)

Finance Courses (FIN)

Financial Literacy Courses (FLC)

French Courses (FRE)

Geography Courses (GEO)

German Courses (GER)

Geology Courses (GLY)

Health Education Courses (HEA)

Health Informatics Courses (HIN)

History Courses (HIS)

Honors Courses (HNR)

Human Resource Management Courses (HRM)

Health Science Courses (HSC)

Human Services/Mental Health Courses (HSR)

Informatics Courses (INF)

International Programs Courses (INTL)

Integrative Studies Courses (IST)

Italian Courses (ITA)

Journalism Courses (JOU)

Japanese Courses (JPN)

Criminal Justice Courses (JUS)

Kinesiology Courses (KIN)

Korean Courses (KOR)

Learning Assistance Program Courses (LAP)

Latin Courses (LAT)

Organizational Leadership Courses (LDR)

Library Informatics Courses (LIN)

Developmental Mathematics Courses (MAHD)

Mathematics Courses (MAT)

Medieval Studies Courses (MDS)

Management Courses (MGT)

Media Informatics Courses (MIN)

Marketing Courses (MKT)

Military Science Courses (MSC)

Music Courses (MUS)

Neuroscience Courses (NEU)

Nursing Registered Professional Courses (NRP)

Nursing Baccalaureate Courses (NRS)

Public Administration Courses (PAD)

Physical Education Courses (PHE)

Philosophy Courses (PHI)

Physics Courses (PHY)

Popular Culture Courses (POP)

Public Relations Courses (PRE)

Political Science Courses (PSC)

Psychology Courses (PSY)

Radiologic Science Courses (RAD)

Reading Workshop Courses (RDG)

Religious Studies Courses (REL)

Respiratory Care Courses (RSP)

Russian Courses (RUS)

Integrated Sciences Courses (SCI)

Sociology Courses (SOC)

Sports Business Courses (SPB)

Spanish Courses (SPI)

Statistics Courses (STA)

Social Work Courses (SWK)

Theatre Courses (TAR)

University Programs Courses (UNV)

Women's and Gender Studies Courses (WGS)

World Languages Courses (WLL)

University Administration

Faculty

Emeritus Faculty

Appendices

Kentucky Residency

Index