Astronomy Minor

Students with the 22-credit minor in astronomy at UW Oshkosh learn about astronomy and astrophysics, gain basic observational techniques, learn about stellar structure and evolution, galaxies, interstellar matter and star formation.

Required courses | View Course Descriptions

  • General Physics I and II (PHYS/AST 191 and PHYS/AST 192) 
  • An Introduction to Astrophysics (PHYS/AST 203)
  • Stellar Structure and Evolution (PHYS/AST 310)
  • Galaxies, the Interstellar Medium and Star Formation (PHYS/AST 313)
  • Modern Physics (PHYS/AST 206) or any 300 or 400-level physics course
  • Organic Chemistry I (CHEM 235)—3 credits
  • Organic Chemistry II (CHEM 335)—3 credits
  • Analytical Chemistry I (CHEM 311)—4 credits
  • Geophysics and Geotectonics (GEO 326)—3 credits

University of Wisconsin Oshkosh

Physics & Astronomy

N. Halsey Science Center, Rm. 337
921 Elmwood Ave.


Department Chair

Dr. Carey Woodward


Administrative Assistant

Mary Margaret Hollstein


More contact information


Department Office Hours
In Person:
Monday 1–4:30
Tuesday 1–4:30
Thursday 8:00–12:30; 1:00–4:30
Friday 8:00–12:30; 1:00–4:30


Chair's Office Hours
Friday 11:30–12:30