The associate degree in astronomy provides a foundation in astronomy and physics for students planning to transfer into a baccalaureate program in astronomy, astrophysics or astronomy education leading to a career in astronomy and/or physics research, education, or technology and programming.
Upon successful completion of the requirements for this certificate: students will be able to
- Demonstrate an understanding that science is based on observations of the universe and how it is used to understand some basic phenomena of our world
|ASTR 100L: Astronomy Lab||1|
|ASTR 102: Introduction to Stars and Galaxies||3|
ASTR 103: Introduction to the Solar System
ASTR 112: Introduction to Cosmology
|CMPR 120: Introduction to Programming||3|
|PHYS 250A: Physics for Scientists and Engineers I ||5|
|PHYS 250B: Physics for Scientists and Engineers II||5|
|PHYS 250C: Physics for Scientists and Engineers III||5|
Some colleges: including San Diego State University, also recommend taking CHEM 209.